She used to get high on heroin and lived in a tent. Now she’s helping homeless people get off the streets

The soft voice from inside the tent could barely be heard over the howling wind, freeway noise and wild flapping of the tarp. So Tiffany Grigg, perched on a milk crate in the mud, leaned in to listen. It was … Continue reading She used to get high on heroin and lived in a tent. Now she’s helping homeless people get off the streets

As City Officials Tow RVs Off the Portland Streets, People Priced Out of Apartments Wonder Where to Go Now

The Strip is gone… The “Strip,” a stretch of North Lombard Street in St. Johns where approximately 20 homeless people lived in a dozen RVs, is gone. In July, WW explored the location, a favorite dumping ground for abandoning RVs … Continue reading As City Officials Tow RVs Off the Portland Streets, People Priced Out of Apartments Wonder Where to Go Now

If Portland’s a Sanctuary City, Where Are All the Homeless Latino People?

Their struggles may be more hidden. Here’s why. Deportations, sanctuary and a possible end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “Dreamer,” program are the big issues facing undocumented immigrants in the United States. But people in Portland’s Latino … Continue reading If Portland’s a Sanctuary City, Where Are All the Homeless Latino People?