Advocates Say the Village of Hope is a Sanctuary, But the City’s Planning a Crackdown PORTLAND’S NEWEST unsanctioned houseless community popped up on Sunday morning, on city-owned land in a woodsy corner of deep Northeast Portland. Led by veteran homeless … Continue reading Portland Has a Brand New Houseless Community
The “Village of Hope” Sits on City-Owned Land, and Is the First Such Community to Emerge Under Mayor Ted Wheeler Portland’s newest houseless village popped up this morning on city-owned land in a far-flung, woodsy corner of Northeast Portland’s Wilkes … Continue reading A New Self-Managed Homeless Village Just Sprang Up in Northeast Portland
Seven Months After the Village Moved, A Lot Has Changed. And A Lot Hasn’t. It’s mid-January and grain is falling at Right 2 Dream Too again. Tiny flecks drifting to the pavement look so much like snow that I briefly … Continue reading R2DToo is No Longer in the Epicenter of Portland’s Homelessness Crisis
It’s a Costly Side Effect of Portland’s Housing Crisis THE HAND SANITIZER-FUELED Bunsen burner was a form of streetwise ingenuity to make MacGyver proud—but it may have cost a life. When the body of Rachael Edwards was found in Oregon … Continue reading As Winter Approaches, the Homeless Are Using Dangerous Methods to Keep Warm
A group of roughly 20 immigrant detainees being held by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a privately run facility in the Dalles will go on hunger strike today, according to a clergyman working with the inmates. Rev. Richard … Continue reading ICE Detainees in the Dalles Are Planning Another Hunger Strike, Advocate Says
Despite Increased Enforcement—and Misinformation—the Agency No Longer Has Public Information Staff in the Pacific Northwest AROUND the same time US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was sending out erroneous media releases about mass arrests in Portland and Seattle last month, … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard to Figure Out What ICE is Up To?
Angela Washington’s already-bumpy relationship with her landlord reached a new level of antipathy last year, after his surveillance camera caught her walking on decorative lava rocks in the yard to avoid mud. “He just cussed me out,” Washington recalls. “I … Continue reading Some landlords abusing a state fund for poor renters
WHEN ELENORE WILLIAMS’ family of seven moved into a new apartment in 2013 and found it infested with fleas, she says, management’s response was to give her a bottle of Hot Shot insect killer spray. “The landlord did not … Continue reading Through the ‘Eviction Mill’