Homelessness is one of the most grotesque horrors of US capitalism. And even worse, according to new reporting by Jacobin, the rate of murders of homeless people has spiked to appalling new highs. Continue reading Homeless People in the US Are Being Murdered at a Horrific Rate
Homelessness is a moral and societal failure. Here’s how I’d fix it. Continue reading Homelessless is a moral and societal failure. Here’s how I’d fix it.
On the dark streets of a college town, two teenagers hoisted a rock and ended a man’s life. His loved ones want to know when we’ll finally value the lives of homeless people. Continue reading An American Tragedy: The Colorful Life and Shocking Death of Ovid Neal III
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
When a worker at the Multnomah County Tri-County Service Coordination program met with a client recently, the client, Tina, was having a meltdown. Her boyfriend had just been incarcerated, and she’d been up all night, recalled Alison Goldstein, the program’s … Continue reading Program Aims to Innovate to Improve Health, Lives of Portland Area’s Most Vulnerable
Just a minute inside Victor Johanson’s single-wide trailer at the Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park on NE Killingsworth in Portland, Oregon, and three things became clear. First, mold spores in the air were at a level so high as to … Continue reading Going deep into the Oak Leaf: Things get funky at nexus of mobile homes, affordable housing
On July 15, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales gave an eviction notice to the largest homeless camp in the Pacific Northwest. The mayor announced that, starting Aug. 1, Portland police would sweep homeless people living along the Springwater Corridor bike trail. … Continue reading Some Homeless Campers Have Lived Along the Springwater Corridor for a Decade
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