Transformations

The Jupiter Hotel Is Ready for Its Next Act

For the past two years, the East Burnside hotel served as a quarantine shelter for COVID-positive homeless people. Now, it's ready for other guests again.

06/16/2022 By Michelle Harris

Q & A

7 Questions for the Next Head of the Joint Office of Homeless Services

Shannon Singleton, the interim head of houselessness services for the city of Portland and Multnomah County, on why she said yes to one of the hardest jobs in town.

03/23/2022 By Julia Silverman

News

A Lot Is Riding on Portland Street Response’s Citywide Expansion

Parsing the path ahead for the emergency responder program that sends paramedics and social workers to some crisis calls involving homelessness, instead of police.

03/01/2022 By Karina Brown Illustrations by Daniel Fishel

Analysis

What's Next in Portland's Strategy for Houselessness?

Plenty of questions remain, including when the Safe Rest Villages, originally promised by the end of 2021, will be up and running.

02/25/2022 By Julia Silverman

Q&A

What to Know About Counting Portland's Houseless Population

The last count, conducted in 2019, found 1,459 individuals were sleeping in emergency shelters and 2,037 more were sleeping on the streets.

02/01/2022 By Karly Quadros

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, January 24–30

A census of the tricounty area’s homeless population, final results from the Newberg school board election, and Kristof v. Oregon briefs due in court

01/24/2022 By Julia Silverman

How to Help

As Cold Weather Bears Down, Help Is Needed in City Warming Shelters

Shelters are open throughout Multnomah County—but without volunteers, there's a limit to how many people they can serve

12/29/2021 By Cami Hughes

News You Can Use

5 Stories That Defined Oregon in 2021

Rising temps, a juicy governor’s race, a persistent pandemic, and more

12/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Spaces

Trauma-Informed Design Turns an Old Church into a Family Shelter

With pro bono help from a local designer, Family Village has soft curves, open sight lines, and a sense of place.

12/10/2021 By Angela Uherbelau

Light a Fire

How 4 Nonprofits Stepped Up in the Pandemic

Vaccine clinics, mental health hotlines, hot meals, business support—these groups got help to those who most needed it.

11/30/2021 By Julia Silverman and Margaret Seiler

Sponsored Content

Organizing a Fresh Start for Houseless Veterans

Do Good Multnomah’s partnership with California Closets of Oregon leads to efficient storage solutions that help veterans transition from the streets.

11/08/2021 By Ben McBee

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 25-31

Vaping bans, the straight scoop on tourism, and Halloween's back, baby.

10/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

Portland Street Response Gets an A on Its Report Card

Researchers from Portland State's Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative recommend a citywide expansion of the program.

10/05/2021 By Karly Quadros

Homelessness

At Long Last, Portland Announces 3 Locations For 'Safe Rest Villages'

Only 180 people will be able to move in; three more sites are expected to be announced soon.

09/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Can People for Portland Really Save the City?

Dan Lavey and Kevin Looper put city politics on full blast.

09/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week

Here’s your cheat sheet to what everyone in Portland will be talking about this week

08/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Sponsored Content

Addressing Houselessness – Building Lasting Change

Local firm Walsh Construction Co. partners with Central City Concern on three new facilities to help aid Portland's unhoused population.

08/04/2021 By Ben McBee

Real Estate

Five Years in the Making, Argyle Gardens Is a Departure for Affordable Housing in Portland

Is North Portland’s design-forward cohousing building a one-off, or the new face of affordable housing in the city?

03/31/2021 By Julia Silverman

Housing

Solving Portland's Houselessness Issues Could Start with Zoning

The city council is set to consider some big changes to shelter models in the coming weeks.

02/17/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Does Defunding PPB Look Like?

Portland Street Response is a good place to start. We break it down in this week's Footnotes.

02/12/2021 By Gabriel Granillo