The "Policy" page is meant to be a tool for organizers, journalists, students, policy wonks, and the general public surrounding poverty and human rights in the Portland region.
Homelessness in the Portland region
Home Again: A 10-year Plan to End Homelessness
- More than 860 cities and counties have created 10-year plans to end homelessness.
- Portland and Multnomah County: Home Again: A ten year plan to end homelessness (PDF)
- Results: 2009 Goals 2008 2007 2006 2005
- Washington County: A road home: A ten year plan to end homelessness (PDF)
Portland's Homeless Count
- The Vulnerability Index is a tool for identifying and prioritizing the street homeless population for housing according to the fragility of their health. Click here to read the report.
Voices of homelessness (Portland)
Public Restroom Advocates
Homelessness in the U.S. and beyond:
- Without Housing: Decades of Federal Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness and Policy Failures (PDF): This report documents funding trends over the past 25 years by the United States federal government in the area of housing. It describes the relationships between the trends and the emergence of a new massive episode of homelessness in the 1980s. It then demonstrates an important reason why federal responses to homelessness have failed to resolve the problem. Click here for more.
- Much of the policy around homelessness in the United States is born at the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Around the globe
- Western Regional Advocacy Project.
- Art for organizing!
- North American Street Newspaper Association.
- Street News Service.
- International Network of Street Papers.
- Global facts from INSP.
- National Coalition for Homeless Vets.
- National Coalition for Education of Children and Youth.
- End Homelessness blog.
Civil Rights and Homelessness
- Without Rights: An on-going campaign being put together by grassroots community organizations working with people experiencing poverty, including Street Roots. Read more.
- Sisters Of The Road systemic change program is committed to identifying and implementing immediate and long-term solutions to problems faced by people experiencing homelessness both in Portland, Oregon and nationwide. Find out more.
- National Coalition for the Homeless: National Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project.
- Camping alternatives: Tent City Toolkit is a interactive multimedia DVD organizing tool focused on issues of homelessness and the role of grassroots, democratic tent cities as a necessary step to resolving homelessness. See the Tent City Toolkit.
- Chronology of Portland's civil rights campaigns (2000-2008).
- Illegal Camping. Camping ordinance being challenged.
- City extends sit-lie until October (2009).
- Sit-lie is a gateway drug.
For more information on homelessness and laws effecting people experiencing homelessness and poverty see Know Your Rights.
- Coming soon!
The Office of Human Relations provides leadership on civil and human rights issues through the coordination advocacy, education, research, and intervention services.
- File a human rights complaint.
- Human rights resources in Portland.
- United Nations Human Rights.
- Legal rights in Mulnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties.
Healthy and Sustainable Communities
- Center for Intercultral Organizing.
- Multicultural community links.
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.
- Coalition For A Livable Future.
- Portland State Urban Studies and Planning.
- Basic Rights Oregon.
- Mental Health Association of Portland
- Oregon Center for Public Policy
- Human Rights Commission
Oregon Bill Tracker
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- Counseling And Mediation (36)
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- Dental (9)
- Domestic Violence (8)
- Employment And Training (21)
- Financial Assistance (4)
- Food Boxes (71)
- Food Stamps (1)
- G L B T Q I (6)
- Health Care (41)
- Hiv Aids Care And Support (9)
- Hospital Emergency Rooms (7)
- Hotlines (47)
- Legal Services And Rights (21)
- Leisure Entertainment (3)
- Meals (37)
- Pet Care (6)
- Public Restrooms (1)
- Recovery Services (47)
- Renters Resources (14)
- Shelters (19)
- Syringe Exchange (4)
- Transitional Housing (19)
- Utility Assistance (18)
- Veterans' Services (13)
- Youth Services (32)
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