Voices of the Homeless
It’s fair to say that issues of homelessness have been among the most talked about topics in Portland for the past few years. We’ve heard from homeowners, city officials, business people, and non-profit organizations. Everyone, it seems, recognizes that having people unhoused on the streets of Portland is good for no one. The February League of Women Voters of Portland 2017-18 Civic Education program is dedicated to listening to people who have experienced homelessness. Please join us in hearing speakers representing Transition Projects and the Village Coalition and who have hands-on experience dealing with the problems of being unhoused. Tuesday, […]
Winter shelters are opening- volunteer and donate now! As the temperatures drop outside, winter homeless shelters are opening around the city to make sure that people experiencing homelessness are safe, warm and dry and they need community members to get involved to support the people who turn to them. Here are the current shelters in NW and Downtown Portland and ways that you can support them: 5th Avenue Center- 421 SW 5th Ave The 5th Avenue Shelter is a temporary, low-barrier overnight shelter for up to 75 men with priority for people 55 and older, those with disabilities, and Veterans. […]
Affordable Housing Bond Community Survey
Take the survey before September 23 to have your opinions heard. In November 2016, Portland voters approved a historic funding source, the Affordable Housing Bond, to increase affordable housing in our communities. This new funding source will provide $258.4 million for affordable housing and produce a total of 1,300 housing units.
Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum
The Portland Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum With a keynote address by Derek Hyra, Author of “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City” Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:30 – 11:30 am New Song Community Center, 220 NE Russell St., Portland, OR 97212 Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am. Program begins at 9 am. Click here to RSVP The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) invites you to our Annual Racial Equity Forum to learn about our efforts to eliminate racial disparities in housing programs and projects. This year’s program will include a review of PHB policies and the impact they have had on […]