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Leaders, community celebrate groundbreaking for Portland’s first affordable housing site for tribal members – Multnomah County 2018-11-20

November 20, 2018 Standing on land originally inhabited by members of the Native village “Neerchokikoo” in NE Portland’s Cully neighborhood Tuesday, local leaders and non-profit partners broke ground on a new affordable housing development with a focus on meeting the housing needs of the local Native community. Nesika Illahee groundbreaking Local leaders break ground at […]

Native American groups break ground on new affordable housing in NE Portland – KATU 2 2018-11-20

PORTLAND, Ore. – Native American leaders celebrated a new resource for their community that will be coming to Northeast Portland, breaking ground on a 59-unit, affordable housing complex in the Cully neighborhood. Twenty of the units at the Nesika Illahee Apartments will be reserved for members of federally-recognized tribes. Several native groups came together to […]

Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development – Indianz.com 2018-11-19

Monday, November 19, 2018 The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians are breaking ground on a historic housing development in Oregon. The tribe is investing its federal housing funds in the urban Indian community in Portland. The effort will result in 59 units of affordable housing in the state’s most populous city. The unique development is […]

Fewer veterans were homeless in 2018, after a worrisome rise last year – Military Times – 2018- 11 -01

WASHINGTON — The number of homeless veterans decreased by about 5 percent this year according to new estimates from federal researchers, an encouraging turnaround after disappointing results the year before. Housing and Urban Development officials now estimate about 38,000 veterans across the country are without stable housing on any given night, roughly half the number […]

The Number Of Children Living On Skid Row Has Doubled Since Last Year – The LAist – 2018-10-31

BY LEO DURAN IN NEWS ON OCTOBER 31, 2018 1:00 PM Families lined up in downtown L.A.’s Union Rescue Mission. The Mission provides shelter to many, including homeless families. (Courtesy Scott Streble/Union Rescue Mission) The holidays are right around the corner and an increasing number of Southern California’s most vulnerable residents are without a home […]

A Novel Solution for the Homeless: House Them in Backyards – The New York Times- 2018-10-28

By Jennifer Medina Oct. 29, 2018 LOS ANGELES — When she bought her tidy home with a renovated kitchen four years ago, Melina Chavarria was relieved to be in an area of Los Angeles County that she liked for a price she could afford. She strung a hammock up in the front yard, where she […]

Homelessness: A growing problem – Madera Tribune – 2018-10-28

Regardless of how you voted or will vote on Proposition 10 (the “rent control” initiative), I think that we can agree that homelessness is a growing social problem locally and statewide. And one cause is the cost of housing, and hence the price of rent. But, that’s only part of the story. However, clear and […]

Homelessness is a human rights issue – Real Change – 2018-10-24

Homeless encampments, slums and other informal dwellings exist in the poorest and richest countries in the world, and they represent a systemic violation of human rights, according to a new United Nations report. According to the report, prepared by U.N. Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha, nearly a quarter of the world’s urban population lives in informal […]

We can’t solve homelessness until we understand how we’ve made it worse – Washington Post – 2018-10-25

By Benjamin Holtzman October 25 at 6:00 AM In cities throughout the United States, municipal officials, residents and advocates are debating how to address the pressing issue of public homelessness. The problem: These conversations continue to overlook how property owners and businesses have shaped our abysmal response to homelessness over the past 40 years. A […]

A horrific childhood in China inspires a crusade against homelessness – CNN – 2018-10-04

By Allie Torgan, CNN Updated 2:23 PM ET, Thu October 4, 2018 Eureka, CA (CNN)Betty Chinn doesn’t sleep much. Each day before sunrise until well into the night, this petite woman in her 70s covers a lot of ground—tending to hundreds of people living in homelessness along California’s north coast. “I tell myself, ‘Time to […]