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?
Many already have jobs—not easy ones, either. The refrain of “Get a job!” is as old as poverty and panhandling. But one of the hard truths of homelessness is that many people who qualify as homeless work hard and still … Continue reading Why Don’t Homeless People Just Get Jobs?
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
Formerly illegal camping is now tolerated by the city if it involves no more than six people and tents are removed by 7 a.m. This photo was taken under the I-405 freewayat 9:15 a.m., March 2. Wesley Mahan photo By … Continue reading City rolls out plan to stabilize homeless