Shaun is a local business owner who believes it is society's responsibility to provide affordable housing for all its citizens. Shaun believes that renters should be able to live in a condition of dignity that befits a free people. His hope for SETA is to help shift the balance of power so that renters are able to contract as equals with property owners.
Tara has been a board member of SETA since August 2019. She was born in Eugene, currently works at the local housing authority and has many years of volunteer and professional experience providing supports to people in need of housing. In her free time she enjoys traveling, crafting, and going on outdoor adventures. Tara is a renter in the Whiteaker neighborhood and is always looking for ways to give back to her community.
Joshua Caraco graduated from the UO with a degree in Linguistics. He has lived on three continents and speaks several languages. Previously he worked in baking, farming, and food justice. Then he got a no-cause eviction from a house he had lived in for four years. Now he can be found correcting the police, lawyers, and elected officials alike about the contents of ORS90. Josh is a staunch advocate for economic justice and systems change. In the meantime, he feels good when he can help individuals advocate for themselves.
Laurie Hauber recently joined the University of Oregon School of Law as the Director of Experiential Education. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney at Oregon Law Center/Lane County Legal Aid. Her areas of focus at OLC included affordable housing production and preservation, protections for tenants as well as residents of manufactured home parks, zoning and land use, and the creation of more shelter and housing options for people who are unhoused. She has spent most of her twenty-year legal career practicing community and economic development law, with an emphasis on nonprofit law, micro-entrepreneurship, and social enterprise.