Punching Above Their Weight: Tiny Homes Provide some Big Opportunities

https://www.klcc.org/podcast/oregon-on-the-record/2023-11-10/punching-above-their-weight-tiny-homes-provide-some-big-opportunities     Oregon On The Record Punching Above Their Weight: Tiny Homes Provide some Big Opportunities By Michael Dunne Published November 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM PST LISTEN • 48:38 Karen Richards/KLCC Construction on a tiny home in Eugene It’s one of Oregon’s biggest problems: lack of affordable housing and overall homelessness. And according to state data, Oregon […]

Plans to develop the Hillsdale Hope Village sparks mixed reactions from community

https://www.portlandtribune.com/business/plans-to-develop-the-hillsdale-hope-village-sparks-mixed-reactions-from-community/article_0cce3914-b931-5279-973e-8c8f16e2448e.html   FEATURED Plans to develop the Hillsdale Hope Village sparks mixed reactions from community The project is a joint effort between the Hillsdale Community Church and the Hillsdale Assistance Team Karla Salinas Oct 14, 2023 Updated Oct 24, 2023 Facebook Twitter Email Hillsdale Community Church is on Southwest Capitol Highway near Multnomah Village.Courtesy Photo: Hillsdale Community […]

Backlash erupts in North Portland over tiny village for the homeless

https://katu.com/news/homeless-crisis/backlash-erupts-in-north-portland-over-tiny-village-weshine-for-the-homeless PORTLAND, Ore. — Susan Landauer isn’t tiptoeing around what is arguably Portland’s most sensitive subject: how to help the homeless.   “I’m an old lady. I’m scared of these people,” said Landauer. “They are abusing drugs and alcohol, and I don’t want them in my yard.”   Many of Landauer’s neighbors, including Mary McClain, are […]

One solution to homelessness? WeShine’s shelter of tiny homes

https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/560880-449132-one-solution-to-homelessness-weshines-shelter-of-tiny-homes Joseph Gallivan    October 20 2022 A look inside Portland’s tiny home villages, where the unhoused try to get back on their feet (Part 1 in a series) PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ – The $350,000 WeShine Parkrose micro village at Northeast Halsey Street and 125th Ave. It will house 12 people transitioning from tents […]

Portland community group debuts its answer to the homeless crisis

https://katu.com/news/local/portland-community-group-debuts-its-answer-to-the-homeless-crisis-oregon by France Lin and KATU Staff Sunday, August 7th 2022 PORTLAND, Ore — A community village for homeless people is in its final stages and today we got a look. A local nonprofit built “tiny homes” on church property, the Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, on Northeast Halsey. Today the community village had its soft […]

Readers respond: Give pod shelters a chance

https://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2022/07/readers-respond-give-pod-shelters-a-chance.html Published: Jul. 27, 2022, 6:00 a.m. By Letters to the editor | The Oregonian The good folks of Hazelwood deserve a thank you. The scrappy little nonprofit We Shine is building a small pod of transitional cabins for homeless people in the neighborhood, on a lot next to a church parking lot. I am one of the volunteers […]

Tiny House Village by Nonprofit in Southeast Portland Receives Familiar Pushback: Anywhere but Here; Willamette Week July 15, 2022

https://www.wweek.com/news/city/2022/07/15/tiny-house-village-by-nonprofit-in-southeast-portland-receives-familiar-pushback-anywhere-but-here/ Nearly 1,000 neighbors sent a letter to Commissioner Dan Ryan, asking that he have “direct involvement” in negotiating with the nonprofit that’s building the village. By Sophie Peel July 15, 2022 at 7:07 am PDT A tiny home village slated to open soon in East Portland is receiving what is now familiar opposition from neighbors […]

First Pod Goes up at Parkrose Village!

We are excited to announce that construction on the Parkrose Village is underway. Last Sunday, June 12th, we completed putting together our first pod! We are so grateful to Parkrose Community United Church of Christ and the surrounding neighborhoods for their incredible support. We also want to give a shoutout to all our amazing volunteer […]

Group hopes to bring micro-villages for homeless to all Portland neighborhoods

Watch the Video on KATU News Story PORTLAND, Ore. — Homeless villages in every Portland neighborhood; sounds like something that would never fly, right? But wait until you hear the pitch. The idea is winning people over, but the non-profit behind it needs help making it happen. Spend just a little bit of time with Jan […]