Northwest Pilot Project; Aging and Homelessness

Northwest Pilot Project; Aging and Homelessness

“The need for suitable, affordable housing and housing-based care is only growing, as is the urgency to act,” according to a recent Harvard study. “Just over 58 percent of people living alone who are at least 75 years old have very low incomes, defined as less than or...
Melissa’s Story: “We’re all diamonds”

Melissa’s Story: “We’re all diamonds”

Melissa’s motorhome was so cold in the winter that the five gallon buckets of water she carried in daily would freeze overnight. The windows had been smashed out by an abusive ex partner. For many years, she lived there on her own, behind motels on MLK Boulevard in...
Ground Blessing for Tistilal Village

Ground Blessing for Tistilal Village

Wednesday, June 21 was a beautiful sunny day in Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood, perfect for a Ground Blessing on the summer solstice. Many people from across the community gathered at 7651 Hereford Avenue to celebrate the affordable housing units being rebuilt...
David’s Story

David’s Story

This story was written by Ellen Clarke with support from Stone Soup. David wears a Stone Soup PDX tee shirt every day as a reminder of the group that helped him start over. With an infectious smile and a unique perspective, he has a lot to be happy about. Since...