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 […]

Some of Portland’s homeless villages struggle to reach full capacity. Here’s why

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/homeless/portlands-homeless-shelters-arent-always-at-capacity/283-1b3dcb88-6742-45ba-9111-98eb2f76b17d The number of people living on the streets far exceeds shelter bed capacity, yet some homeless villages consistently have empty beds. Author: Blair BestPublished: 6:59 PM PDT August 1, 2022Updated: 7:23 PM PDT August 1, 2022   PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of people live on the streets of Portland, yet some of the city’s homeless villages consistently […]

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 […]

Letter to Willamette Week Editor from WeShine, July 18, 2022

Letter to Willamette Week Editor from WeShine, July 18, 2022 July 18, 2022 To the Willamette Week Editor: As chair of the WeShine Board of Directors I’d like to offer a bit of clarification for the two recent WW articles (6/22 & 7/15/22) describing WeShine’s development of “Tiny House Villages”. “Young” Nonprofit.  Although WeShine was […]

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 […]

‘Micro-village’ opening in Northeast Portland draws backlash from business owners

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/homeless/new-approach-housing-homeless-faces-backlash/283-555c6fc6-b3b4-43f5-b07d-0d561c579213 A Portland nonprofit is looking to private landowners for spaces to build small homeless villages. Its first one is expected to open next month. Author: Blair BestPublished: 7:23 PM PDT June 27, 2022Updated: 2:16 PM PDT June 28, 2022  PORTLAND, Ore. — As Safe Rest Villages open across the city, a Portland nonprofit is taking a different approach to […]

Willamette Week: In Search of Land to Place Tiny House Villages, a Nonprofit Is Taking a Different Tack Than the City of Portland: It’s Looking to Private Land

https://www.wweek.com/news/2022/06/22/in-search-of-land-to-place-tiny-house-villages-a-nonprofit-is-taking-a-different-tack-than-the-city-of-portland-its-looking-to-private-land/ Its goal: Build 10 tiny villages in 10 different neighborhoods. By Sophie Peel June 22, 2022 at 5:32 am PDT It’s been 13 months since City Commissioner Dan Ryan pledged to open six “safe rest villages” across the city as an alternative to street camping. Last week, Portland officials opened the second of those villages, […]

New micro-village expected to open by early spring in NE Portland

See story here: https://katu.com/news/local/new-micro-village-expected-to-open-by-early-spring-in-se-portland PORTLAND, Ore. — A new micro-village to help house people experiencing homelessness is expected to open in Northeast Portland in March. We Shine PDX said the village is hoping to serve about 10 to 12 people with an 8-foot-by-8-foot pod, showers, restrooms, and other amenities, like a community garden. Janet McManus, […]

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 […]