The news of the closing raises questions about a dozen existing and planned officially-sanctioned homeless villages in the region, as well as a key local services provider. By Thacher Schmid May 28, 2022 at 4:35 pm PDT in Willamette Week Old Town’s homeless village is permanently closing, Multnomah County officials say, after its services provider, All Good Northwest, decided it could not continue running the site. The director of the nonprofit, Andy Goebel, blames its decision on “daily and nightly gunfire and gun activity” in the area. The decommissioning, which officials confirmed after an inquiry from WW, also comes a … Continue reading Old Town Homeless Village Will Close After Nonprofit Operator Says Conditions Too Dangerous
Guardian study of two US cities finds crime is likelier to go down than up in neighborhoods that host city-sanctioned encampments They stood in a rainy parking lot under fir trees, 60 homeless men and women, young and old, patient … Continue reading No link between homeless villages and crime rates, Guardian review suggests
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
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