There’s No Place Like Home Tour
Sunday, November 4 | 10AM – 2PM
Departs from Union Station
In the wake of the recent rise in home foreclosures, the growing population of homeless families and the economic disparities brought to the forefront by the Occupy movement and May Day actions, this tour aims to uncover the myths and realities of who is homeless and why. Join us for an afternoon walk as we will hear first-hand accounts from currently and formerly homeless persons, as well as individuals and groups who work for social change around housing and homeless issues.
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 participants in their Media Empowerment Project. The group will 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
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