Square One Villages, Eugene Dan Bryant from Square One Villages in Eugene, Oregon presented their progress on tiny houses. The first video is from his presentation at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The second video is his talk at the Homelessness Solutions Task (HOST) force the following morning, Thursday, July…

The Systems Approach Most communities have many groups working in the general area of homelessness. Here in Clatsop County we have Clatsop Community Action, the Harbor, Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, Filling Empty Bellies, the Astoria Warming Center, Helping Hands, the Astoria Rescue Mission, the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority, and Riverfolk. There are others. What’s missing is…

Two bills curbing camping regulation clear Oregon Legislature – June 9, 2021 The bills require local governments to give more notice before clearing encampments and set limits on anti-camping policies. Local governments throughout Oregon will be required to give at least three days’ notice before clearing homeless camps, under a bill headed to Gov. Kate…

How California Homelessness Became A Crisis – June 8, 2021 For a city as opulent as San Francisco, it’s long been jarring to see the extreme poverty of those experiencing homelessness on its streets. If you walk around downtown, tents, makeshift cardboard beds and human excrement can be seen littering the sidewalks. Impoverished people lie…

Businesses, residents probe for solutions to homelessness in Seaside – June 7, 2021 Sandy Palmer, who owns Five Star Henna in Seaside, described her experience with the homeless as “men under my windows, in my doorways, with grocery carts, smoking, eating, defecating, urinating on my door and doing anything and everything for someone else to…

LA Alliance v City of LA – Document 330 – State Funding Addressing Homelessness – May 29, 2021 This is a mishmash of city & state documents — audit overviews, etc. — suggesting a less than stellar performance by government responding to the crisis. As an example, one letter (page 21-22 of pdf) from Ron…

Portland State University’s Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative The Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative brings together expertise and skills from across Portland State University and the country to collaborate with people experiencing homelessness, advocates, service providers, leaders, and other stakeholders. Our goal is to reduce homelessness and its negative impact on individuals, families and communities…

… the 30% … the entire clip Clatsop Community Action On July 17, 2019 then Interim Executive Director Viviana Matthews (now Executive Director) presented an overview of CCA’s contribution to the county at the Clastop County Countywide Advisory Committee meeting. It occurred to me as a wonderful description of the depth and breadth of the…

2021 (click to expand) Businesses, residents probe for solutions to homelessness in Seaside – June 7, 2021 Businesses, residents probe for solutions to homelessness in Seaside – June 7, 2021 Sandy Palmer, who owns Five Star Henna in Seaside, described her experience with the homeless as “men under my windows, in my doorways, with grocery…