This Sunday (Nov 4), DPC hosts There’s No Place Like Home, a one-time-only waking tour focusing on homelessness and affordable housing in Portland. The tour aims to uncover the myths and realities of who is homeless and why, and promises to be an excellent introduction to some of the difficult issues facing our community. Stops include Home Forward, Central City Concern, Right 2 Dream Too, Sisters Of The Road Cafe and a talk by housing activist Cameron Whitten (see video below).
It should be an inspiring and eye opening walk. There is plenty of space…head here to pick up a ticket. A full itinerary follows after the cut.
Affordable Housing in Portland
Visit Home Forward (formerly Housing Authority of Portland), meet with Manager of Operations and Partnerships Rachael Duke. Learn about Section 8 housing in Portland, and get a look at the state-of-the-art homeless facility, Bud Clark Commons.
Meet with staff at Central City Concern. Tour the Richard L. Harris Building, that includes 180 units of CCC’s over 1,500 units of affordable housing. Learn about their innovative outcome based strategies which support personal and community transformation.
The Right to Dream
A visit to Right 2 Dream Too to learn about the history and current politics of Portland’s homeless rest area.
Lunch Break at Sisters
Bring your own lunch, brown bag style, and join conversation at Sisters Of The Road Cafe. Meet with Executive Director Monica Beemer, and view photos from their homeless-produced Photo Voice project, as well as videos produced in their media program.
How to get involved
Housing activist Cameron Whitten addresses the group, explaining why he went on a 55-day hunger strike outside of City Hall. Talking from his own experience, he will explain the state of homelessness in Portland and what people can do.
Return to Union Station