The number of transgender homeless people living on Portland-area streets has officially doubled in the past two years. When she first considered transitioning from a man to a woman, Sophia Conquest made a checklist of “bad and good things.” On … Continue reading Why is Portland’s Transgender Homeless Population Growing So Fast?
In June, a national study by Mental Health America ranked Oregon last in the country for overall mental health needs, access and outcomes. Also in June, a mental health center opened that could help turn that around: Adventist Health’s Emotional … Continue reading Adventist Hopes to Move the Needle on Portland’s Mental Health Crisis
Local officials made big claims for a policy aimed at finding housing for a large and vulnerable population. There are a lot of barriers to ending homelessness for Portland veterans. Darrell L. Snook, for instance, is both a Vietnam Navy … Continue reading Has Portland Really Gotten All Its Homeless Veterans Off the Streets?
In Portland, which prides itself on being a beacon of progressive politics, the practice of using prisoner work crews is painted as a win-win – but that’s not how some see it In many places in the US, the fraught … Continue reading ‘Straight up bullshit’: inmates paid $1 to clear homeless camps they once lived in
On June 10, 14 residents moved into 14 tiny houses in Portland’s first government-supported homeless village. Just 18 days later, two residents were gone. One was evicted for “highly disruptive” behavior, said the director of the nonprofit that co-manages Kenton … Continue reading In Portland, a fitful start to a new way to help the homeless: A village of tiny houses
The animals provide emotional support and four-legged security for people on the streets. You’re not paranoid: The number of Portland dogs with homeless owners is growing rapidly. Local animal hospital Dove Lewis says the number of homeless people getting veterinary … Continue reading Why Am I Seeing So Many Homeless People With Dogs?
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
What do homeless people say about reports that the men suspected in shocking crimes lived on the street? The two men are among the most notorious criminal suspects in recent Portland history. Jeremy Christian is accused of fatally stabbing two … Continue reading In Aftermath of Notorious MAX Crimes, Portland’s Homeless Fear Reprisals
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
When he was in college, Taliesin Namkai-Meche took an introductory religion class on Islam and impressed his professor with a deep desire to understand how others see the world. Rick Best spent years in Muslim countries as an Army platoon … Continue reading Portland praises its heroes after fatal stabbing
A 35-year-old white supremacist with a criminal record has been identified as the suspect under arrest in connection with the stabbing death Friday of two people on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., who intervened when he began to hurl … Continue reading White supremacist identified as suspect who fatally stabbed 2 after anti-Muslim rant
(This story was first published in The Lund Report, which calls itself “Oregon’s most vital source of health news.” A link to the complete story is at the bottom of the post.) In interviews with The Lund Report, homeless people … Continue reading Homeless Portlanders Report Challenges Accessing Healthcare
A record label headquartered on Northeast Portland’s Alberta Street has been declared a racist organization by the nation’s leading watchdog of white-supremacist and hate groups. On Feb. 15, the Southern Poverty Law Center listed Soleilmoon Recordings among 25 new hate … Continue reading Portland Record Label Lands on Hate-Group Registry
You could tell how seriously Crystal O’Connor was taking Joan Mershon’s Rent Well class on a recent Saturday just by looking at her three-ring binder. Impeccably organized, layered with color-colored Post-It notes, it was every bit the 2017 equivalent of … Continue reading Crystal’s ‘Trapper Keeper’ & Rent Well’s beacon for technically homeless
At the Crystal Ballroom on Feb. 6, Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike and El-P delivered an early contender for concert of the year, marching through an indefatigable 70-minute set in delirious lockstep with a riveted Crystal Ballroom crowd. Yeah. It … Continue reading Run the Jewels Deliver an Early Concert of the Year Contender at Crystal Ballroom