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Letter Ask City Council to Extend Housing Emergency & Delay Final Vote on S2HC

Sean Green
 

We have developed a letter that you may sign and share (click here) asking Portland City Council to extend the State of Housing Emergency and delaying the vote on the Shelter to Housing Continuum project (S2HC) to give our community more time to develop and discuss amendments.


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Invitation: PDX City Council - S2HC hearing (cont), amendments @ Wed Mar 31, 2021 2pm - 5pm (PDT) (pdxshelterforum@groups.io)

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PDX City Council - S2HC hearing (cont), amendments

When
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2pm – 5pm Pacific Time - Los Angeles
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MARCH 31 - 2-5pm meeting: 
Portland City Council to discuss amendments to the Shelter to Housing Continuum proposals, and potentially hold final vote. 

NOTE - 3PM
is assigned time ("TIME CERTAIN") for Shelter to Housing Continuum, and Housing State of Emergency declaration items. 

Current week Council meeting agenda & materials (usually released on Friday, for the following Wednesday's 9:30-12:30 and optional 2-5pm meetings): 
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997.

Watch live: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/video/player/?tab=live.
Or directly on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcPIUh7CWwtBXisMPHWG65g.


See PDX Shelter Forum open topic page & group testimony letter / points on S2HC at: 
s2hc-letter.pdxshelterforum.org. You can co-sign here easily via a form, and/or also submit and adapt it yourself individually or for your own group. You can also submit by emailing to the Council Clerk at cctestimony@...

Please mention that you support PDX Shelter Forum recommendations in part or full. 

Written testimony will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 30.


Agenda Items: 

 *202  TIME CERTAIN: 3:00 PM – Extend state of housing emergency, operationalize efficiencies and identify Council powers, specify a twelve-month duration, and waive portions of the Portland Zoning Code  (Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler)  2 hours requested for items 202-204

For items 203 and 204, no additional oral testimony will be heard. The written record will remain open until
March 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Submit written testimony to https://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp/proposals/#/s2hc

*203  Amend Title 33 Planning and Zoning to facilitate the provision of shelter and housing options for Portlanders in need  (Previous Agenda 183; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioners Rubio and Ryan; amend Code Title 33) 

Public Testimony     Pending Technical Amendments     Staff Presentations

 *204  Amend City Code Health and Sanitation, Emergency Code, Public Improvements, Water, Property Maintenance Regulations and Affordable Housing to facilitate the provision of shelter and housing options for Portlanders in need  (Previous Agenda 184; Ordinance introduced by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioners Rubio and Ryan; amend Code Titles 8, 15, 17, 21, 29, and 30)

Public Testimony     Pending Technical Amendments     Staff Presentations


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Invitation: PDX budget: Community Listening Session - Housing & House... @ Mon Mar 29, 2021 6pm - 8pm (PDT) (pdxshelterforum@groups.io)

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PDX budget: Community Listening Session - Housing & Houselessness

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submit written comments to Council by filling out the budget comment form or by emailing BudgetComment@... 

Background: https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2021/03/26/32433878/how-to-participate-in-portlands-2021-22-budget-process-and-why 

City Budget info page: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/cbo/article/622229

Budget Events

City Council is listening! Join the community and City Council for virtual events focused on the City of Portland budget.

  • Monday, March 29, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Community Listening Session on Housing and Houselessness
  • Monday, April 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Community Listening Session on Economic Stabilization and Recovery
  • Saturday, April 17, 10:00am-12:00pm – Community Listening Session on Community Safety
  • Wednesday, May 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm – Mayor’s Proposed Budget Hearing

Participate in the Listening Sessions and Hearing

City Council is meeting to listen to the community’s comments on the budget. Comments will be given by electronic communication (internet connection or telephone). The meeting is available to the community on the City's YouTube Channel, eGov PDX, www.portlandoregon.gov/video, and Channel 30.

Community members will have two minutes to comment. There may be more people who apply to comment than time will allow. In this case, we will select applicants by random drawing.

Please note the theme of the listening sessions and sign-up for the session that best describes the topic of your testimony. We will reserve the last thirty minutes of each meeting for comments on any issue. The listening sessions will also include invited testimony.

Simultaneous American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at the events and hearing. 

To comment: Apply to comment using this comment sign-up form by 4:00pm the day before the meeting. For Monday meetings, sign-up is due Sunday at 4:00pm. 

If you are chosen in the random drawing, you will receive an email confirmation on the day of the meeting by 12:00pm with instructions on commenting by phone or internet connection. We will also email you if you are not selected in the random drawing.

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You may also submit written comments to Council by filling out the budget comment form or by emailing BudgetComment@...

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Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Elise Aymer
 

Re the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and Beacon Village proposal - thanks Matt.
Elise

On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 2:29 PM Matthew Lembo <matt.lembo@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I am part of the team that submitted proposals from the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and Beacon Village and would be happy to participate in this discussion.

-Matt Lembo


On Mar 27, 2021, at 11:10 PM, Elise Aymer <elise@...> wrote:


Andy's idea of hosting an alternate space for the group proposals sounds like a great idea. 

Which of the groups on the list do you need contact info for? 

Some of the names seem like ones for which PDX Shelter Forum would already have connections.

If you have a shortlist of those for which you'd need contact info that would be a good starting point.

Elise

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 2:28 AM Tim McCormick, <tmccormick@...> wrote:
great idea Andy, and thanks so much for pulling that list of RFPQ respondents. I didn't realize this was possible from the procurement site, I was waiting for more from procurement analyst, Kathi Braeme-Burr.

we've been discussing ways to gather and cross-support proposers (and new collaborators) since before the last forum, this good movement forward.

Here's an open doc for this on the PDX Shelter Forum site (an unfolding experiment in open, collaborative, decentralized 'site' form using GDocs / Google Drive, by the way):
I've added to it the list of proposers from Andy.

If anyone here knows more about the proposals, or whom/how to contact the proposers, please share or add to document. We should be able to get a project listing, whats-needed, how-can-i-help, and discussion going here!
thanks, Tim. 



On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:05 PM Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:
How about hosting a call asking all applicants to share their proposals and see what the community can do to come together around this important work

Proposals Received: 
Event Number RFPQ-76-2021 
Event Name: Alternative Shelter (Reissue)

ALL GOOD NORTHWEST 
BEACON VILLAGE 
Bridges to Change, Inc. 
CASCADIA CLUSTERS 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CITY REPAIR PROJECT 
Courtesy inn motel 
Cultivate Initiatives 
Dignity Village, Inc. 
ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON 
EQUITABLE GIVING CIRCLE 
FAMILY PROMISE OF METRO EAST 
GRAVES CHERYL 
GREATER GOOD NORTHWEST 
HELPING HANDS REENTRY OUTREACH 
CENTERS 
Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare 
LEE KYLE 
Matthew Suplee LLC 
MISHEEL LLC 
N/A (Hazelnut Grove) 
Operation Nightwatch 
Oregon Trail of Hope 
Pause for the Cause Creating Change 
POD the People 
Portland New Generations Rotary Club 
RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO 
RISING PHOENIX HOMES LLC 
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. 
STRAIGHTWAY SERVICES 
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 
TULBERG JOSHUA 
Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc.

Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 26, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Stanley Penkin <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:



I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

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Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 

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Organizer at Village Collaborative
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Re: review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow

Janice Yaden
 

I would also join my friend, Mary Fellows in this endeavor.  As you know, I've been out to see your fantastic digs. 


On Sunday, March 28, 2021, 04:49:13 PM PDT, Mary Fellows <mefellows@...> wrote:


I would like to help with this (I work in nearby Multnomah Village) but at 75, my middle school days are far behind me.  Let me know if I can hellp.

Thanks,
Mary

On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 4:44 PM Matthew Lembo <matt.lembo@...> wrote:
Hey Andy,

I think a few folks from SNA might be interested in coming out to help with this.  How would we proceed?

-Matt

On Mar 18, 2021, at 1:11 PM, Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:

All
Spring is here.  Almost.
Time for building parties.  Cascadia Clusters has been running carpentry workshops with middle-schoolers for the past 18 months.  We have 10 project spots laid out 10’ apart, plenty of tools and lots of project that - when they come together - provide housing, showers, laundry, electricity, heat etc. 
If you and/or a group you are a part of - are interested in hiking, walking, biking, bussing or driving over to Makom (מָקוֹם; place; 6698 SW Capitol Hwy) - we would really appreciate the help.

Peace,
Andy Olshin
Founder, Executive Director




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On Mar 18, 2021, at 11:32 AM, Donna Cohen <dcohen@...> wrote:

I think the idea has a lot of merit – although perhaps more realistic once we’ve all had shots; personally, I won’t even drive with another person [but, I’m old].
 
One thing to consider – don’t overlook immediate needs. For example, I think food/drink should be available to those you invite, before and/or after the event. 
 
Donna
 
Donna L Cohen, MLIS, MEd
Portland, Oregon
503-737-1425
Civics for Adults – and Others – Workshops: To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement
“My philosophy is very simple. When you see something that is not fair, not right, not just – stand up, say something, speak up!” Rep. John Lewis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6lzPpqc2WY
 
 
From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Angie Gilbert
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:26 AM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Cc: Celeste Duvall <celeste.duvall@...>; Destinee Sanchez <destinee.sanchez@...>
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow
 
Jim I think you are a genius and I love it. Thank you for always thinking outside the box. I am down to help. I have an idea of a few folks who might be up for it as well. I will reach out and keep you posted. Angie
 
On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 11:15 AM Jim Krauel <jimmykrauel@...> wrote:
Hi All,
 
Was doing a Forest Park hike last night and had an idea.   I tend to dream big so bare with me.  
The dream: Starting a new organization called Houseless Hikers of Portland.
 
Work with various local businesses and  municipalities to facilitate
periodic hikes to Forest Park on the west side and Oaks Bottom or Powell Butte on the east side.
 
I know folks at Nike and Columbia Sportswear that would be willing to provide footwear and the dream would be
to get the county/city involved to help provide transportation.  MeetUp has dozens of local hiking groups and I'm sure we 
could find hike leaders to head the expeditions. 
 
Throughout time, All of the great spiritual leaders have advocated for spending time in nature and this program would
provide very inexpensive therapy for our houseless neighbors.  ( Poignant Link:  https://tinyurl.com/3ukkprxb )
 
Blessings to all,
Jim Krauel
Operation Nightwatch
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 11:15 PM Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:
ok, S2HC community testimony letter and form is READY, after incorporating many edits and suggestions. Please check it out, share, co-sign if you are in general agreement, and/or adapt for your own separate/additional letter: http://s2hc-letter.pdxshelterforum.org
 
From recent input and from reading the online testimony, we have added points including: 
1) addressing concerns about shelters in park and natural/sensitive outdoor areas,
2) calling for geographic balance and all neighborhoods' participation in shelter/village site selection. 
3) waiving fees for new shelter applications.
 
thank you to all the many, many people who've collaborated on this along a long road earlier and quite a sprint today. We'll see what happens tomorrow at 2pm hearing and after -- change, for sure. 
Tim
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:22 PM Tim McCormick via groups.io <tmccormick=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
awesome, thank you Andy, I have incorporated those edits/corrections. 
almost there!

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:08 PM Andy Harris <andyharrismd@...> wrote:
Tim,
 
This review and suggestions are very helpful.  You have probably already caught these typos, but if not, in the letter to mayor and council, under “Our recommendations”:
2) line 4 should read “at least”
3) line 3 should read “all kinds”
4) par 4, line 4 should read “include”
9) line 4 should read “reasonably”
 
Thanks very much for all your work on this project.
 
Andy Harris
 
 
From: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> on behalf of Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...>
Reply-To: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 1:43 PM
To: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io>
Subject: [pdxshelterforum] review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow
 
We have drafted a Shelter for Forum Continuum project (S2HC) shared testimony letter / talking points: it's in the ongoing, now epic length doc, s2hc.pdxshelterforum.org, section near top "Testimony letter / talking points draft":
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EP0i3gf3aJljkjrKCC-FrnYmq2MAqHAnYVH_zHP8Cuk/edit#heading=h.48zbbolu27sp.

Please have a look and post any suggested changes or additions to the list, or as comment on the document, or to me or Sean green@...directly. You can also indicate if you'd like to cosign, i.e endorse.

After incorporating feedback, we plan to make a PDF version and a co-sign form, which makes it easy to share or co-sign (and/or adapt to submit your own testimony letter, which is fine and encouraged, especially if you mention PDX Shelter Forum as source).  
 
A few hours before the Weds 2pm testimony deadline and Council meeting, I will add all form-cosigned names to the PDF, and then officially submit this PDF as PDX Shelter Forum's testimony. Also, especially since the online testimony tool has been flooded by semi-automated-looking one-note posts, we will probably send the letter directly to the Mayor & Councilmembers, and key city staff.  
thanks everyone for all the help & input!
Tim. 

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 





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Mary E. Fellows



Re: review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow

Mary Fellows
 

I would like to help with this (I work in nearby Multnomah Village) but at 75, my middle school days are far behind me.  Let me know if I can hellp.

Thanks,
Mary

On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 4:44 PM Matthew Lembo <matt.lembo@...> wrote:
Hey Andy,

I think a few folks from SNA might be interested in coming out to help with this.  How would we proceed?

-Matt

On Mar 18, 2021, at 1:11 PM, Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:

All
Spring is here.  Almost.
Time for building parties.  Cascadia Clusters has been running carpentry workshops with middle-schoolers for the past 18 months.  We have 10 project spots laid out 10’ apart, plenty of tools and lots of project that - when they come together - provide housing, showers, laundry, electricity, heat etc. 
If you and/or a group you are a part of - are interested in hiking, walking, biking, bussing or driving over to Makom (מָקוֹם; place; 6698 SW Capitol Hwy) - we would really appreciate the help.

Peace,
Andy Olshin
Founder, Executive Director




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On Mar 18, 2021, at 11:32 AM, Donna Cohen <dcohen@...> wrote:

I think the idea has a lot of merit – although perhaps more realistic once we’ve all had shots; personally, I won’t even drive with another person [but, I’m old].
 
One thing to consider – don’t overlook immediate needs. For example, I think food/drink should be available to those you invite, before and/or after the event. 
 
Donna
 
Donna L Cohen, MLIS, MEd
Portland, Oregon
503-737-1425
Civics for Adults – and Others – Workshops: To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement
“My philosophy is very simple. When you see something that is not fair, not right, not just – stand up, say something, speak up!” Rep. John Lewis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6lzPpqc2WY
 
 
From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Angie Gilbert
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:26 AM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Cc: Celeste Duvall <celeste.duvall@...>; Destinee Sanchez <destinee.sanchez@...>
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow
 
Jim I think you are a genius and I love it. Thank you for always thinking outside the box. I am down to help. I have an idea of a few folks who might be up for it as well. I will reach out and keep you posted. Angie
 
On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 11:15 AM Jim Krauel <jimmykrauel@...> wrote:
Hi All,
 
Was doing a Forest Park hike last night and had an idea.   I tend to dream big so bare with me.  
The dream: Starting a new organization called Houseless Hikers of Portland.
 
Work with various local businesses and  municipalities to facilitate
periodic hikes to Forest Park on the west side and Oaks Bottom or Powell Butte on the east side.
 
I know folks at Nike and Columbia Sportswear that would be willing to provide footwear and the dream would be
to get the county/city involved to help provide transportation.  MeetUp has dozens of local hiking groups and I'm sure we 
could find hike leaders to head the expeditions. 
 
Throughout time, All of the great spiritual leaders have advocated for spending time in nature and this program would
provide very inexpensive therapy for our houseless neighbors.  ( Poignant Link:  https://tinyurl.com/3ukkprxb )
 
Blessings to all,
Jim Krauel
Operation Nightwatch
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 11:15 PM Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:
ok, S2HC community testimony letter and form is READY, after incorporating many edits and suggestions. Please check it out, share, co-sign if you are in general agreement, and/or adapt for your own separate/additional letter: http://s2hc-letter.pdxshelterforum.org
 
From recent input and from reading the online testimony, we have added points including: 
1) addressing concerns about shelters in park and natural/sensitive outdoor areas,
2) calling for geographic balance and all neighborhoods' participation in shelter/village site selection. 
3) waiving fees for new shelter applications.
 
thank you to all the many, many people who've collaborated on this along a long road earlier and quite a sprint today. We'll see what happens tomorrow at 2pm hearing and after -- change, for sure. 
Tim
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:22 PM Tim McCormick via groups.io <tmccormick=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
awesome, thank you Andy, I have incorporated those edits/corrections. 
almost there!

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:08 PM Andy Harris <andyharrismd@...> wrote:
Tim,
 
This review and suggestions are very helpful.  You have probably already caught these typos, but if not, in the letter to mayor and council, under “Our recommendations”:
2) line 4 should read “at least”
3) line 3 should read “all kinds”
4) par 4, line 4 should read “include”
9) line 4 should read “reasonably”
 
Thanks very much for all your work on this project.
 
Andy Harris
 
 
From: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> on behalf of Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...>
Reply-To: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 1:43 PM
To: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io>
Subject: [pdxshelterforum] review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow
 
We have drafted a Shelter for Forum Continuum project (S2HC) shared testimony letter / talking points: it's in the ongoing, now epic length doc, s2hc.pdxshelterforum.org, section near top "Testimony letter / talking points draft":
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EP0i3gf3aJljkjrKCC-FrnYmq2MAqHAnYVH_zHP8Cuk/edit#heading=h.48zbbolu27sp.

Please have a look and post any suggested changes or additions to the list, or as comment on the document, or to me or Sean green@...directly. You can also indicate if you'd like to cosign, i.e endorse.

After incorporating feedback, we plan to make a PDF version and a co-sign form, which makes it easy to share or co-sign (and/or adapt to submit your own testimony letter, which is fine and encouraged, especially if you mention PDX Shelter Forum as source).  
 
A few hours before the Weds 2pm testimony deadline and Council meeting, I will add all form-cosigned names to the PDF, and then officially submit this PDF as PDX Shelter Forum's testimony. Also, especially since the online testimony tool has been flooded by semi-automated-looking one-note posts, we will probably send the letter directly to the Mayor & Councilmembers, and key city staff.  
thanks everyone for all the help & input!
Tim. 

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 





--

Mary E. Fellows



Re: review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow

Matthew Lembo
 

Hey Andy,

I think a few folks from SNA might be interested in coming out to help with this.  How would we proceed?

-Matt

On Mar 18, 2021, at 1:11 PM, Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:

All
Spring is here.  Almost.
Time for building parties.  Cascadia Clusters has been running carpentry workshops with middle-schoolers for the past 18 months.  We have 10 project spots laid out 10’ apart, plenty of tools and lots of project that - when they come together - provide housing, showers, laundry, electricity, heat etc. 
If you and/or a group you are a part of - are interested in hiking, walking, biking, bussing or driving over to Makom (מָקוֹם; place; 6698 SW Capitol Hwy) - we would really appreciate the help.

Peace,
Andy Olshin
Founder, Executive Director




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On Mar 18, 2021, at 11:32 AM, Donna Cohen <dcohen@...> wrote:

I think the idea has a lot of merit – although perhaps more realistic once we’ve all had shots; personally, I won’t even drive with another person [but, I’m old].
 
One thing to consider – don’t overlook immediate needs. For example, I think food/drink should be available to those you invite, before and/or after the event. 
 
Donna
 
Donna L Cohen, MLIS, MEd
Portland, Oregon
503-737-1425
Civics for Adults – and Others – Workshops: To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement
“My philosophy is very simple. When you see something that is not fair, not right, not just – stand up, say something, speak up!” Rep. John Lewis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6lzPpqc2WY
 
 
From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Angie Gilbert
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:26 AM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Cc: Celeste Duvall <celeste.duvall@...>; Destinee Sanchez <destinee.sanchez@...>
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow
 
Jim I think you are a genius and I love it. Thank you for always thinking outside the box. I am down to help. I have an idea of a few folks who might be up for it as well. I will reach out and keep you posted. Angie
 
On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 11:15 AM Jim Krauel <jimmykrauel@...> wrote:
Hi All,
 
Was doing a Forest Park hike last night and had an idea.   I tend to dream big so bare with me.  
The dream: Starting a new organization called Houseless Hikers of Portland.
 
Work with various local businesses and  municipalities to facilitate
periodic hikes to Forest Park on the west side and Oaks Bottom or Powell Butte on the east side.
 
I know folks at Nike and Columbia Sportswear that would be willing to provide footwear and the dream would be
to get the county/city involved to help provide transportation.  MeetUp has dozens of local hiking groups and I'm sure we 
could find hike leaders to head the expeditions. 
 
Throughout time, All of the great spiritual leaders have advocated for spending time in nature and this program would
provide very inexpensive therapy for our houseless neighbors.  ( Poignant Link:  https://tinyurl.com/3ukkprxb )
 
Blessings to all,
Jim Krauel
Operation Nightwatch
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 11:15 PM Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:
ok, S2HC community testimony letter and form is READY, after incorporating many edits and suggestions. Please check it out, share, co-sign if you are in general agreement, and/or adapt for your own separate/additional letter: http://s2hc-letter.pdxshelterforum.org
 
From recent input and from reading the online testimony, we have added points including: 
1) addressing concerns about shelters in park and natural/sensitive outdoor areas,
2) calling for geographic balance and all neighborhoods' participation in shelter/village site selection. 
3) waiving fees for new shelter applications.
 
thank you to all the many, many people who've collaborated on this along a long road earlier and quite a sprint today. We'll see what happens tomorrow at 2pm hearing and after -- change, for sure. 
Tim
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:22 PM Tim McCormick via groups.io <tmccormick=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
awesome, thank you Andy, I have incorporated those edits/corrections. 
almost there!

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 
 
 
On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:08 PM Andy Harris <andyharrismd@...> wrote:
Tim,
 
This review and suggestions are very helpful.  You have probably already caught these typos, but if not, in the letter to mayor and council, under “Our recommendations”:
2) line 4 should read “at least”
3) line 3 should read “all kinds”
4) par 4, line 4 should read “include”
9) line 4 should read “reasonably”
 
Thanks very much for all your work on this project.
 
Andy Harris
 
 
From: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> on behalf of Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...>
Reply-To: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 1:43 PM
To: <pdxshelterforum@groups.io>
Subject: [pdxshelterforum] review, suggest, endorse Shelter to Housing Continuum draft testimony letter, to submit tomorrow
 
We have drafted a Shelter for Forum Continuum project (S2HC) shared testimony letter / talking points: it's in the ongoing, now epic length doc, s2hc.pdxshelterforum.org, section near top "Testimony letter / talking points draft":
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EP0i3gf3aJljkjrKCC-FrnYmq2MAqHAnYVH_zHP8Cuk/edit#heading=h.48zbbolu27sp.

Please have a look and post any suggested changes or additions to the list, or as comment on the document, or to me or Sean green@...directly. You can also indicate if you'd like to cosign, i.e endorse.

After incorporating feedback, we plan to make a PDF version and a co-sign form, which makes it easy to share or co-sign (and/or adapt to submit your own testimony letter, which is fine and encouraged, especially if you mention PDX Shelter Forum as source).  
 
A few hours before the Weds 2pm testimony deadline and Council meeting, I will add all form-cosigned names to the PDF, and then officially submit this PDF as PDX Shelter Forum's testimony. Also, especially since the online testimony tool has been flooded by semi-automated-looking one-note posts, we will probably send the letter directly to the Mayor & Councilmembers, and key city staff.  
thanks everyone for all the help & input!
Tim. 

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 




Here’s the Cascadia Clusters proposal

Andrew Olshin
 




Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 28, 2021, at 8:29 AM, Matthew Lembo <matt.lembo@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am part of the team that submitted proposals from the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and Beacon Village and would be happy to participate in this discussion.

-Matt Lembo


On Mar 27, 2021, at 11:10 PM, Elise Aymer <elise@...> wrote:


Andy's idea of hosting an alternate space for the group proposals sounds like a great idea. 

Which of the groups on the list do you need contact info for? 

Some of the names seem like ones for which PDX Shelter Forum would already have connections.

If you have a shortlist of those for which you'd need contact info that would be a good starting point.

Elise

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 2:28 AM Tim McCormick, <tmccormick@...> wrote:
great idea Andy, and thanks so much for pulling that list of RFPQ respondents. I didn't realize this was possible from the procurement site, I was waiting for more from procurement analyst, Kathi Braeme-Burr.

we've been discussing ways to gather and cross-support proposers (and new collaborators) since before the last forum, this good movement forward.

Here's an open doc for this on the PDX Shelter Forum site (an unfolding experiment in open, collaborative, decentralized 'site' form using GDocs / Google Drive, by the way):
I've added to it the list of proposers from Andy.

If anyone here knows more about the proposals, or whom/how to contact the proposers, please share or add to document. We should be able to get a project listing, whats-needed, how-can-i-help, and discussion going here!
thanks, Tim. 



On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:05 PM Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:
How about hosting a call asking all applicants to share their proposals and see what the community can do to come together around this important work

Proposals Received: 
Event Number RFPQ-76-2021 
Event Name: Alternative Shelter (Reissue)

ALL GOOD NORTHWEST 
BEACON VILLAGE 
Bridges to Change, Inc. 
CASCADIA CLUSTERS 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CITY REPAIR PROJECT 
Courtesy inn motel 
Cultivate Initiatives 
Dignity Village, Inc. 
ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON 
EQUITABLE GIVING CIRCLE 
FAMILY PROMISE OF METRO EAST 
GRAVES CHERYL 
GREATER GOOD NORTHWEST 
HELPING HANDS REENTRY OUTREACH 
CENTERS 
Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare 
LEE KYLE 
Matthew Suplee LLC 
MISHEEL LLC 
N/A (Hazelnut Grove) 
Operation Nightwatch 
Oregon Trail of Hope 
Pause for the Cause Creating Change 
POD the People 
Portland New Generations Rotary Club 
RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO 
RISING PHOENIX HOMES LLC 
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. 
STRAIGHTWAY SERVICES 
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 
TULBERG JOSHUA 
Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc.

Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 26, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Stanley Penkin <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:



I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--

Tim McCormick

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 

--
--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 


Here’s the Cascadia Clusters proposal

Andrew Olshin
 



Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 28, 2021, at 8:29 AM, Matthew Lembo <matt.lembo@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am part of the team that submitted proposals from the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and Beacon Village and would be happy to participate in this discussion.

-Matt Lembo


On Mar 27, 2021, at 11:10 PM, Elise Aymer <elise@...> wrote:


Andy's idea of hosting an alternate space for the group proposals sounds like a great idea. 

Which of the groups on the list do you need contact info for? 

Some of the names seem like ones for which PDX Shelter Forum would already have connections.

If you have a shortlist of those for which you'd need contact info that would be a good starting point.

Elise

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 2:28 AM Tim McCormick, <tmccormick@...> wrote:
great idea Andy, and thanks so much for pulling that list of RFPQ respondents. I didn't realize this was possible from the procurement site, I was waiting for more from procurement analyst, Kathi Braeme-Burr.

we've been discussing ways to gather and cross-support proposers (and new collaborators) since before the last forum, this good movement forward.

Here's an open doc for this on the PDX Shelter Forum site (an unfolding experiment in open, collaborative, decentralized 'site' form using GDocs / Google Drive, by the way):
I've added to it the list of proposers from Andy.

If anyone here knows more about the proposals, or whom/how to contact the proposers, please share or add to document. We should be able to get a project listing, whats-needed, how-can-i-help, and discussion going here!
thanks, Tim. 



On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:05 PM Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:
How about hosting a call asking all applicants to share their proposals and see what the community can do to come together around this important work

Proposals Received: 
Event Number RFPQ-76-2021 
Event Name: Alternative Shelter (Reissue)

ALL GOOD NORTHWEST 
BEACON VILLAGE 
Bridges to Change, Inc. 
CASCADIA CLUSTERS 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CITY REPAIR PROJECT 
Courtesy inn motel 
Cultivate Initiatives 
Dignity Village, Inc. 
ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON 
EQUITABLE GIVING CIRCLE 
FAMILY PROMISE OF METRO EAST 
GRAVES CHERYL 
GREATER GOOD NORTHWEST 
HELPING HANDS REENTRY OUTREACH 
CENTERS 
Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare 
LEE KYLE 
Matthew Suplee LLC 
MISHEEL LLC 
N/A (Hazelnut Grove) 
Operation Nightwatch 
Oregon Trail of Hope 
Pause for the Cause Creating Change 
POD the People 
Portland New Generations Rotary Club 
RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO 
RISING PHOENIX HOMES LLC 
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. 
STRAIGHTWAY SERVICES 
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 
TULBERG JOSHUA 
Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc.

Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 26, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Stanley Penkin <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:



I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--

Tim McCormick

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 

--
--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 


Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Matthew Lembo
 

Hi all,

I am part of the team that submitted proposals from the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association and Beacon Village and would be happy to participate in this discussion.

-Matt Lembo


On Mar 27, 2021, at 11:10 PM, Elise Aymer <elise@...> wrote:


Andy's idea of hosting an alternate space for the group proposals sounds like a great idea. 

Which of the groups on the list do you need contact info for? 

Some of the names seem like ones for which PDX Shelter Forum would already have connections.

If you have a shortlist of those for which you'd need contact info that would be a good starting point.

Elise

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 2:28 AM Tim McCormick, <tmccormick@...> wrote:
great idea Andy, and thanks so much for pulling that list of RFPQ respondents. I didn't realize this was possible from the procurement site, I was waiting for more from procurement analyst, Kathi Braeme-Burr.

we've been discussing ways to gather and cross-support proposers (and new collaborators) since before the last forum, this good movement forward.

Here's an open doc for this on the PDX Shelter Forum site (an unfolding experiment in open, collaborative, decentralized 'site' form using GDocs / Google Drive, by the way):
I've added to it the list of proposers from Andy.

If anyone here knows more about the proposals, or whom/how to contact the proposers, please share or add to document. We should be able to get a project listing, whats-needed, how-can-i-help, and discussion going here!
thanks, Tim. 



On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:05 PM Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:
How about hosting a call asking all applicants to share their proposals and see what the community can do to come together around this important work

Proposals Received: 
Event Number RFPQ-76-2021 
Event Name: Alternative Shelter (Reissue)

ALL GOOD NORTHWEST 
BEACON VILLAGE 
Bridges to Change, Inc. 
CASCADIA CLUSTERS 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CITY REPAIR PROJECT 
Courtesy inn motel 
Cultivate Initiatives 
Dignity Village, Inc. 
ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON 
EQUITABLE GIVING CIRCLE 
FAMILY PROMISE OF METRO EAST 
GRAVES CHERYL 
GREATER GOOD NORTHWEST 
HELPING HANDS REENTRY OUTREACH 
CENTERS 
Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare 
LEE KYLE 
Matthew Suplee LLC 
MISHEEL LLC 
N/A (Hazelnut Grove) 
Operation Nightwatch 
Oregon Trail of Hope 
Pause for the Cause Creating Change 
POD the People 
Portland New Generations Rotary Club 
RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO 
RISING PHOENIX HOMES LLC 
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. 
STRAIGHTWAY SERVICES 
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 
TULBERG JOSHUA 
Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc.

Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 26, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Stanley Penkin <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:



I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--

Tim McCormick

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 

--
--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 


Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Mary Fellows
 

Sunday's Oregonian has much better, dare I say inspiring, coverage of this topic!

Mary

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 3:33 PM Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:
To: PDX Shelter Forum
Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian
Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 

Screen Shot 2021-03-26 at 3.21.24 PM.png
My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 



--

Mary E. Fellows



Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Elise Aymer
 

Andy's idea of hosting an alternate space for the group proposals sounds like a great idea. 

Which of the groups on the list do you need contact info for? 

Some of the names seem like ones for which PDX Shelter Forum would already have connections.

If you have a shortlist of those for which you'd need contact info that would be a good starting point.

Elise

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 2:28 AM Tim McCormick, <tmccormick@...> wrote:
great idea Andy, and thanks so much for pulling that list of RFPQ respondents. I didn't realize this was possible from the procurement site, I was waiting for more from procurement analyst, Kathi Braeme-Burr.

we've been discussing ways to gather and cross-support proposers (and new collaborators) since before the last forum, this good movement forward.

Here's an open doc for this on the PDX Shelter Forum site (an unfolding experiment in open, collaborative, decentralized 'site' form using GDocs / Google Drive, by the way):
I've added to it the list of proposers from Andy.

If anyone here knows more about the proposals, or whom/how to contact the proposers, please share or add to document. We should be able to get a project listing, whats-needed, how-can-i-help, and discussion going here!
thanks, Tim. 



On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:05 PM Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:
How about hosting a call asking all applicants to share their proposals and see what the community can do to come together around this important work

Proposals Received: 
Event Number RFPQ-76-2021 
Event Name: Alternative Shelter (Reissue)

ALL GOOD NORTHWEST 
BEACON VILLAGE 
Bridges to Change, Inc. 
CASCADIA CLUSTERS 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CITY REPAIR PROJECT 
Courtesy inn motel 
Cultivate Initiatives 
Dignity Village, Inc. 
ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON 
EQUITABLE GIVING CIRCLE 
FAMILY PROMISE OF METRO EAST 
GRAVES CHERYL 
GREATER GOOD NORTHWEST 
HELPING HANDS REENTRY OUTREACH 
CENTERS 
Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare 
LEE KYLE 
Matthew Suplee LLC 
MISHEEL LLC 
N/A (Hazelnut Grove) 
Operation Nightwatch 
Oregon Trail of Hope 
Pause for the Cause Creating Change 
POD the People 
Portland New Generations Rotary Club 
RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO 
RISING PHOENIX HOMES LLC 
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. 
STRAIGHTWAY SERVICES 
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 
TULBERG JOSHUA 
Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc.

Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 26, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Stanley Penkin <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:



I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--

Tim McCormick

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 

--
--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 


Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Charlotte
 

amalie saw your post on victoryprojecpdx.org

wondered if you would send me the link to the small village living spaces in l.a.

also wanted to send you this from a village outside seattle.


On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 10:10 AM Amalie Roberts <amalie@...> wrote:
David Groff, I too live in Woodstock and have been having conversations with my neighbors about how this movement would look in real time- the use of outdoor spaces that are underused,  especially so in  post-covid days.  Parks don’t fall into that category in Portland.   We definitely need better press around how temporary shelters would look and the beautiful possibilities that exist.  Though they are prohibitive, the recently created small village living spaces in L.A. may whet the creative minds of some naysayers.
  
Amalie Roberts
amalie@...


 You have the
right to breathe and remain
 Imagine
that

Rosamond S. King
Amalie Roberts



On Mar 26, 2021, at 4:14 PM, Stanley Penkin via groups.io <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:

I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.
 
From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io<pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds
 
I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.
 
This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.
 
Thanks for all the advocacy!
 
On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io<dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.
 
David Groff
Interfaith Alliance on Poverty
 
On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote: 
 
 
To: PDX Shelter Forum
Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX, 
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 




--
At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you. Whatever you can do or dream you can do begin it now. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Goethe
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  Buckminster Fuller

Charlotte 001  787-366-9344, 541 579 8607 



Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Amalie Roberts
 

David Groff, I too live in Woodstock and have been having conversations with my neighbors about how this movement would look in real time- the use of outdoor spaces that are underused,  especially so in  post-covid days.  Parks don’t fall into that category in Portland.   We definitely need better press around how temporary shelters would look and the beautiful possibilities that exist.  Though they are prohibitive, the recently created small village living spaces in L.A. may whet the creative minds of some naysayers.
  
Amalie Roberts
amalie@...


 You have the
right to breathe and remain
 Imagine
that

Rosamond S. King
Amalie Roberts



On Mar 26, 2021, at 4:14 PM, Stanley Penkin via groups.io <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:

I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.
 
From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io<pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds
 
I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.
 
This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.
 
Thanks for all the advocacy!
 
On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io<dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.
 
David Groff
Interfaith Alliance on Poverty
 
On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote: 
 
 
To: PDX Shelter Forum
Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX, 
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 



Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Joseph Purkey
 

I've been arguing, "why not parks?" with my neighbors, asking them if they really want to prioritize grass over people - recreation over safe shelter. 

I must have missed the discussion here about why people are not advocating to use park land for sheltering. Is it just politics and neighbor sentiment? We can rehab grass fields pretty easily once people have better options available and recreation areas like that should be a low priority compared to sheltering people. 

-Joe

Joseph Purkey, Principal
Convergence Architecture
7302 N Richmond Ave | Portland, OR 97203
tel. 503.308.1028, ext. 102 | cell 503.752.8349
jpurkey@...


On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 11:28 PM Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:
great idea Andy, and thanks so much for pulling that list of RFPQ respondents. I didn't realize this was possible from the procurement site, I was waiting for more from procurement analyst, Kathi Braeme-Burr.

we've been discussing ways to gather and cross-support proposers (and new collaborators) since before the last forum, this good movement forward.

Here's an open doc for this on the PDX Shelter Forum site (an unfolding experiment in open, collaborative, decentralized 'site' form using GDocs / Google Drive, by the way):
I've added to it the list of proposers from Andy.

If anyone here knows more about the proposals, or whom/how to contact the proposers, please share or add to document. We should be able to get a project listing, whats-needed, how-can-i-help, and discussion going here!
thanks, Tim. 



On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:05 PM Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:
How about hosting a call asking all applicants to share their proposals and see what the community can do to come together around this important work

Proposals Received: 
Event Number RFPQ-76-2021 
Event Name: Alternative Shelter (Reissue)

ALL GOOD NORTHWEST 
BEACON VILLAGE 
Bridges to Change, Inc. 
CASCADIA CLUSTERS 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CITY REPAIR PROJECT 
Courtesy inn motel 
Cultivate Initiatives 
Dignity Village, Inc. 
ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON 
EQUITABLE GIVING CIRCLE 
FAMILY PROMISE OF METRO EAST 
GRAVES CHERYL 
GREATER GOOD NORTHWEST 
HELPING HANDS REENTRY OUTREACH 
CENTERS 
Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare 
LEE KYLE 
Matthew Suplee LLC 
MISHEEL LLC 
N/A (Hazelnut Grove) 
Operation Nightwatch 
Oregon Trail of Hope 
Pause for the Cause Creating Change 
POD the People 
Portland New Generations Rotary Club 
RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO 
RISING PHOENIX HOMES LLC 
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. 
STRAIGHTWAY SERVICES 
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 
TULBERG JOSHUA 
Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc.

Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 26, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Stanley Penkin <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:



I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--

Tim McCormick

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 

--
--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 


Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Tim McCormick
 

great idea Andy, and thanks so much for pulling that list of RFPQ respondents. I didn't realize this was possible from the procurement site, I was waiting for more from procurement analyst, Kathi Braeme-Burr.

we've been discussing ways to gather and cross-support proposers (and new collaborators) since before the last forum, this good movement forward.

Here's an open doc for this on the PDX Shelter Forum site (an unfolding experiment in open, collaborative, decentralized 'site' form using GDocs / Google Drive, by the way):
I've added to it the list of proposers from Andy.

If anyone here knows more about the proposals, or whom/how to contact the proposers, please share or add to document. We should be able to get a project listing, whats-needed, how-can-i-help, and discussion going here!
thanks, Tim. 



On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:05 PM Andrew Olshin <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:
How about hosting a call asking all applicants to share their proposals and see what the community can do to come together around this important work

Proposals Received: 
Event Number RFPQ-76-2021 
Event Name: Alternative Shelter (Reissue)

ALL GOOD NORTHWEST 
BEACON VILLAGE 
Bridges to Change, Inc. 
CASCADIA CLUSTERS 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CITY REPAIR PROJECT 
Courtesy inn motel 
Cultivate Initiatives 
Dignity Village, Inc. 
ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON 
EQUITABLE GIVING CIRCLE 
FAMILY PROMISE OF METRO EAST 
GRAVES CHERYL 
GREATER GOOD NORTHWEST 
HELPING HANDS REENTRY OUTREACH 
CENTERS 
Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare 
LEE KYLE 
Matthew Suplee LLC 
MISHEEL LLC 
N/A (Hazelnut Grove) 
Operation Nightwatch 
Oregon Trail of Hope 
Pause for the Cause Creating Change 
POD the People 
Portland New Generations Rotary Club 
RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO 
RISING PHOENIX HOMES LLC 
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. 
STRAIGHTWAY SERVICES 
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 
TULBERG JOSHUA 
Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc.

Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 26, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Stanley Penkin <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:



I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--

Tim McCormick

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 

--
--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 


Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Andrew Olshin
 

How about hosting a call asking all applicants to share their proposals and see what the community can do to come together around this important work

Proposals Received: 
Event Number RFPQ-76-2021 
Event Name: Alternative Shelter (Reissue)

ALL GOOD NORTHWEST 
BEACON VILLAGE 
Bridges to Change, Inc. 
CASCADIA CLUSTERS 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CITY REPAIR PROJECT 
Courtesy inn motel 
Cultivate Initiatives 
Dignity Village, Inc. 
ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES OF OREGON 
EQUITABLE GIVING CIRCLE 
FAMILY PROMISE OF METRO EAST 
GRAVES CHERYL 
GREATER GOOD NORTHWEST 
HELPING HANDS REENTRY OUTREACH 
CENTERS 
Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare 
LEE KYLE 
Matthew Suplee LLC 
MISHEEL LLC 
N/A (Hazelnut Grove) 
Operation Nightwatch 
Oregon Trail of Hope 
Pause for the Cause Creating Change 
POD the People 
Portland New Generations Rotary Club 
RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO 
RISING PHOENIX HOMES LLC 
SELF ENHANCEMENT, INC. 
STRAIGHTWAY SERVICES 
SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION 
TULBERG JOSHUA 
Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc.

Thanks, 
Andy Olshin

On Mar 26, 2021, at 1:32 PM, Stanley Penkin <stanleypenkin@...> wrote:



I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--

Tim McCormick

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 


Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Stanley Penkin
 

I also received negative knee jerk reactions from people who only saw the word parks, but I do think the initial narrative could have been better defined.

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Barb Rainish
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:01 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

 

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

 

Thanks for all the advocacy!

 

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

 

David Groff

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

 

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:

 

 

To: PDX Shelter Forum

Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian

Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--

Tim McCormick

Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative

Portland, Oregon 


Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

Barb Rainish
 

I wish people would educate themselves and watch the city council meetings to get a better understanding.

This is frustrating because neighbors don't understand that the willy nilly camping they see and complain about can't be stopped unless there are acceptable and available (sanctioned) for them to go.

Thanks for all the advocacy!

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 3:57 PM David Groff via groups.io <dgroff45=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

David Groff
Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:


To: PDX Shelter Forum
Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian
Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 


My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 


Re: Oregonian article followup on Shelter to Housing at City Council meeting Weds

David Groff
 

Earlier this week I posted on Nextdoor Woodstock the OPB article on S2HC and almost immediately received a bunch of negative replies.  My neighbors who posted, with one or two exceptions, are all convinced that the central idea is to put camps in parks.  I argued with them to no avail, which was discouraging to say the least.

David Groff
Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

On Friday, March 26, 2021, 03:33:52 PM PDT, Tim McCormick <tmccormick@...> wrote:


To: PDX Shelter Forum
Bcc: Nicole Hayden, reporter, The Oregonian
Laura Gunderson, public editor, The Oregonian

followup article after Weds City Council meeting on Shelter to Housing Continuum: "Portland City Council assures residents that homeless quarters will not be allowed in parks"
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2021/03/portland-city-council-assures-residents-that-homeless-quarters-will-not-be-allowed-in-parks.html.

Accompanied, like our Op-ed, by one of the most dismal-looking pictures I have ever seen of a permitted camp for the unhoused. It's also completely out of date, taken in November before these tents and pallets were fully replaced by Pallet Shelter units. 

Screen Shot 2021-03-26 at 3.21.24 PM.png
My comments posted on it: 

1. the headline, opening, and tweet are misleading to inaccurate. Council is upholding use of parks Community Centers, parking lots, paved areas, this is not "not allowed in parks." 1/n

2. the reporter has repeatedly characterized proposals as for "semi-permanent structures". But tiny houses on wheels are permanent structures, also the @PDXshelterforum coalition in testimony over past year & Op-ed yesterday has called for allowing permanent structures & housing in
#S2HC 2/n. 

3. the reporter say "a handful of residents" opposed RV hookup reqs. But that opposition includes the Planning & Sustainability Commission & very wide community support including @PNWelcome, @catoregon, @SunrisePDX,
@PDXshelterforum etc. Why are *only* officials/staff's views presented? 3/3

Once again, as has been generally true of local news coverage of S2HC and related issues organized community/citizen advocacy has been largely erased from the story. 

--
Tim McCormick
Moderator PDX Shelter Forum, Editor at HousingWiki,
Organizer at Village Collaborative
Portland, Oregon 

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