‘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 […]

Our Village is Going Up, and We Want You to be A Part of It!

Through the rainy weather, our crew of volunteers was able to build 4 sleeping pods this past weekend! We have 7 pods to go, plus painting the interior and installing the floor and doors. We hope you can join us for one or more of the following work parties: Saturday, June 25, 9-Noon and 1-4Sundays, […]

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, […]

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 […]