Jan McManus of We Shine on tiny villages for underserved communities

https://kboo.fm/media/120557-jan-mcmanus-we-shine-tiny-villages-underserved-communities Hosted by: Lisa Loving Produced by: KBOO Program:: Keeping It Real, with Lisa Loving Air date: Thu, 03/14/2024 – 8:00am to 9:00am Our guest is Jan McManus from We Shine. They are a grassroots nonprofit of neighbors from north, northeast and southeast working together to help find better solutions for people experiencing houselessness in […]

Portland area needs more LGBTQ+ homeless shelters, report finds

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2024/01/portland-area-needs-more-lgbtq-homeless-shelters-report-finds.html By Nicole Hayden | The Oregonian/OregonLive Multnomah County needs more LGBTQ+ homeless shelters and housing services, according to a report released Monday that was commissioned by the county-city Joint Office of Homeless Services. The report, written by a group of Portland area organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community, found that there aren’t enough culturally specific […]

New Report Highlights Major Gaps in Portland Region’s Shelter, Housing, and Services for LGBTQ+ Residents

https://www.portlandmercury.com/news/2024/01/29/47007138/new-report-highlights-major-gaps-in-portland-regions-shelter-housing-and-services-for-lgbtq-residents A new houselessness policy paper reveals gaps in services and support for Multnomah County’s housing-insecure LGBTQ+ residents. Portland has few resources for transgender, nonbinary, and other queer people facing homelessness, despite it being a city many people flee to from states with transphobic and homophobic policies.  A paper commissioned by the Joint Office of Homeless Services […]

Two sites chosen for micro-villages

https://star-news.info/uploads/1/4/3/8/143872840/star_january_2024_for_mary_ann.pdf By Janet Goetze  janetgoetze@star-news.info A new micro-village for houseless people is planned on land owned by a North Portland church and another on Southeast Portland property owned by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, according to WeShine PDX, a nonprofit corporation. One village expected to open later this year will be at North Hereford Avenue […]

Construction to Begin on SE Division St. Micro-Village

https://www.southeastexaminer.com/2023/12/construction-to-begin-on-se-division-st-micro-village/ December 29, 2023 By Marshall Hammond A new kind of housing development aimed at serving the most vulnerable members of Portland’s houseless population is scheduled to break ground on city-owned land at SE 19th Ave. and SE Division St. in January. The project, called Avalon, will be a fenced-in “micro-village” consisting of 10 small […]

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 […]

WeShine Builds Small Pod-Villages as an Alternative Approach to Homelessness Solutions

https://www.pdxmonthly.com/news-and-city-life/2022/12/light-a-fire-portland-nonprofit-awards-weshine-homelessness-villages Microvillages, housing around a dozen people and small enough to fit into most any neighborhood, build community and give residents agency over their housing. By Matthew Trueherz  December 30, 2022 IMAGE: KAITLIN BRITO While some of her neighbors may have thrown up their hands in frustration at the persistent presense of camps in Laurelhurst Park, often cited […]

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 […]