Grant-funded affordable project uses shared spaces, modular construction to cut per-unit price In January, Meyer Memorial Trust awarded Transition Projects Inc. a $500,000 capital grant to build a 72-unit affordable housing development in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood. If fully funded, … Continue reading New model could lower housing costs
With market forces pushing rents ever higher in Portland and throughout the state, Michael Parkhurst is looking for creative strategies to lower the cost of providing homes to those who might otherwise live on the streets. “I think there’s a … Continue reading Village movement gains traction, goes mainstream
Homeless villages offer residents what shelters often can’t: a sense of safety and a chance to reconnect PORTLAND, Ore. — Helping to build the homeless village where he lives has given Bob Brimmer’s life focus, he says. More than that, living there … Continue reading Why villages?
City’s early homeless villages shaped new housing experiments locally and globally as part of movement to reimagine how the homeless should live PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: JIM CLARK – Dignity Village founder Jack Tafari (right) sat on the steps of a … Continue reading From protest to a place of their own
By Amanda Waldroupe, Thacher Schmid and Camela Raymond For years, a graveled lot directly north of Kenton Park in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, sat vacant. But on June 5, a work crew arrived on North Argyle Street to begin transforming … Continue reading It Brings a Village