Doors open - 5:30PM | Program Begins - 6:00PM
This event is free to the public and open to all ages. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Visions of a Housed Community is a community teach in and dialogue brought to you by Know Your City and funded by Oregon Humanities' Responsiveness Program. Portland residents face a crisis with the shortage of affordable and quality housing. For the past several years, middle and low income residents have felt the crunch of rapidly increasing housing costs. In addition to the hard choices facing renters, this pressure falls mostly on the shoulder of the houseless community. Despite recent actions taken by the city to address the housing crisis, there is still urgent need. This urgency creates an opportune moment for a dialogue facilitated by Know Your City about our community’s vision for housing.
Portland’s collective response to the housing crisis is obviously multifaceted and complex. This event will consist of a teach in and small group breakout dialogues. The event will begin with an approximately 40 minute program with four engaged community members representing business, government, the houseless, and renters, to discuss the multitude of relevant housing topics, such as: Terminal 1, safe sleep camping policies, the housing bond, the new office of homelessness, and rent control legislation.
Attendees are also encouraged to participate in a coat and blanket drive. Bring new and gently used clean winter coats, blankets, sleeping bags, socks, hats, mittens, gloves, tarps, sleeping pads and other appropriate winter and inclement weather items to be donated and distributed to houseless individuals.
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