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Final Agenda, Mission and Values of ASN

Alternative Shelter Network
 

From: Janet McManus <janettmcmanus@...>
Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2022 at 9:01 PM
Subject: Final Agenda, Mission and Values of ASN

Hello all, see attachments. I look forward to our conversation on Friday. 

--
Jan McManus, LMSW
Pronouns: she, her, hers
WeShine Initiative, Executive Director
503-970-2984


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Upcoming Alternative Shelter Network Meeting Sept. 9

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From: Janet McManus <janettmcmanus@...>
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2022 at 11:11 AM
Subject: Upcoming Alternative Shelter Network Meeting Sept. 9

Hello all, we have a great agenda planned for our upcoming meeting. Looking forward to seeing all of you. As always, feel free to share the invitation with others who are interested in expanding alternative shelters and learning from each other. 

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Jan McManus, LMSW
Pronouns: she, her, hers
WeShine Initiative, Executive Director
503-970-2984



story about how Austin, TX addresses homeless issue

Sally Bachman
 

(I used to get regular emails from pdxshelterforum. Is there a new group discussion email address?)

 

Austin voters banned homeless people from camping in public spaces. The city is creating housing for them but not fast enough.

Police have had to eject hundreds of people from encampments. They still struggle to tell many of them where to go.

by Lucy Tompkins, The Texas Tribune and The New York Times Aug. 31, 202219 hours ago

 

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/08/31/texas-austin-homeless-camping-ban/


2 interesting Seattle Times stories

Sally Bachman
 

Seattle faces many of the same issues as Portland. If you have trouble getting past the paywall to read these stories, please let me know and I'll send you the full text. The first story quotes PSU Prof. Marisa Zapata-- sb

 

How many homeless people are in King County? Depends who you ask

July 4, 2022 at 6:00 am Updated July 6, 2022 at 2:37 pm

 

By

Greg Kim

Seattle Times staff reporter

Since the data-driven Marc Dones was hired to lead the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority, one of their main priorities has been to get an accurate count of the homeless population.

“You have to understand the scope and scale of the problem in order to design solutions to meet the need,” Dones said.....(etc.)

Can a new encampment strategy get people housed permanently? Two Seattle campers find different answers

July 17, 2022 at 6:00 am Updated July 19, 2022 at 8:05 am

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/can-a-new-encampment-strategy-get-people-housed-permanently-two-seattle-campers-find-different-answers/

 

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By

Scott Greenstone

Seattle Times staff reporter

The social safety net in the U.S. can sometimes feel like more gaps than threads.

Last fall, a Seattle Times reporter and photographer followed Grandma and Gonzo, two longtime campers who hoped to be caught in it. They moved from tents in an encampment near Bitter Lake to temporary housing in a hotel, as a step — they hoped — toward a permanent home.

They share a life spent mostly outside, conflicted relationships with their addictions, personalities roughened by the realities of survival and an ability to build and foster community on the streets.

One made it to housing, one didn’t.

During the months of reporting, the city was testing a slow-and-steady approach of clearing encampments, focused on helping people who are often left out of the homelessness system because their challenges are so complex. Since then, a new mayor has accelerated the pace of rousting encampments.

As Seattle wrestles to find the best approach, these two show how tenuous the path to a stable home can be for each person walking it.

(etc.)


LA Times on Portland Homeless Situation

Dave Brook
 


Re: Houston's approach to houselessness

Ryan Shanahan
 

Great article. The big takeaways to me were: 

1) Housing first should always be the priority
2) You can accomplish more when all groups come together to rally around a common goal

Thanks for sharing,
-Ryan

On Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 4:10 PM robert greene <greeneportland@...> wrote:
The article leaves out many problems with land use and climate in Houston, which may affect the actual living conditions in the houses for the homeless.

Thanks for posting the article.

Robert Greene

On Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 9:11 AM Angie Gilbert <kaytayang@...> wrote:
Hi many of you have probably already seen this, but a colleague shared it, so wanted to pass it along just in case. It's a powerful idea, however, I know every idea has its high and low points in terms of effectiveness and real support people need with dignity and awareness. Angie

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Subject: Houston's approach to houselessness
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Hi all,

This article from today's NYT is quite interesting.  Houston has certainly not solved houselessness but it is doing better than Portland.  I hope that you all can access this piece and either listen to it (40 minutes) or read it.

How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own

David


Re: is Portland the (or “a”) national leader in embracing various models of unhoused villages?

Peter Finley Fry
 

Hi Tim

 

Again, I express appreciation particularly your defining the clear difference between a village and an emergency shelter response facility.

 

I am very glad that you have created and maintained this forum as the county has cut out all public involvement in their facility planning.   

 

 

 

 

Peter Finley Fry    AICP PhD MUP BS

Strategic Land Use Planning

Cultural Anthropologist

303 NW Uptown Terrace; Unit 1B

Portland, Oregon 97210

503 703-8033

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tim McCormick via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2022 7:05 PM
To: alternativeshelternetwork@...; pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: [pdxshelterforum] is Portland the (or “a”) national leader in embracing various models of unhoused villages?

 

I received this question from a journalist recently:

is Portland the (or “a”) national leader in embracing various models of unhoused villages?



Here's my reply to them and the editor: ------------

 

I'd say, while Portland has taken some good steps, such as in theory enabling many new "Outdoor Shelters" with the 2021 Shelter to Housing Continuum zoning reforms, I think it has in many ways lost its leadership, even turned reactionary in regard to embracing various models of unhoused villages.

 

In contrast to the pioneering visions and practices of, for example, early Dignity Village and Right 2 Dream Too, or permanent Community First! in Austin or SquareOne Villages developments in Eugene, or Pu'uhonua o Wai'anae village in Hawaii -- Portland [& Oregon] leaders in recent years have in my opinion shown mostly narrow, fearful, or oppositional attitudes towards more innovative, adaptive, or radical housing & shelter approaches generally. For example, concepts of 'village' and "tiny house" have here been strongly conflated with only temporary shelter, in ignorance of or opposition to their wider usages elsewhere.



[+ further notes on discussing in community forums, vs traditional media approaches]:



By the way, I suggest posting this question to community forums such as PDX Shelter Forum or the Alternative Shelter Network group (which I also admin btw). From my perspective, it seems advantageous to engage community openly when developing a story, opening up opportunities for more and wider and possibly unexpected perspectives, civic participation, and letting people publicly discuss issues, self-represent, and be part of issue framing and agenda-setting. For sources, particularly less powerful or positioned ones, responding only privately to media means giving up time and knowledge with generally no assurance of any benefit in return, and with real risks of being misrepresented, and little recourse if it happens.

 

Consider it a challenge, to include views that may differ significantly from yours and other sources'. 

 

My previous direct experiences with Willamette Week were of being interviewed by Sophie Peel and by Latisha Jensen, also about housing & homelessness issues, and each time feeling that they came in with strong & upfront-expressed opinions and positions on the subject, some they were aware of and others they weren't. I felt like they weren't particularly receptive to my differing viewpoints, and in both cases their subsequent story didn't quote me or in any way reflect perspectives I'd offered. 

 

This points to other reasons why I think it's often better, for sources and for the community, for story-related inquiries like yours to go to open, community forums, like PDX Shelter Forum and Alternative Shelter Network in this case. Then, various people can offer their own responses, in their own words, and others can see varied views, and compare what they see there to what they see in the published 'final' story. Civic agency is thereby more distributed, rather than concentrated as in broadcast-type media. By contrast, in the usual approach of writers and sources communicating only privately, leading to a single & 'final' story, it's relatively invisible to the public how much the writer may have chosen sources & responses selectively to align with their own views, or of their editors' or publication's or allies. 


From the standpoint of holding power to account, and seeing media itself as power, I think we should want media to generally operate more transparently, and with open acknowledgment of its own positions. But that's just my view. 

Tim


--

Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network

+1 503.334.1894. 

 


Re: is Portland the (or “a”) national leader in embracing various models of unhoused villages?

Peter Finley Fry
 

Hi Tim

 

Again, I express appreciation particularly your defining the clear difference between a village and an emergency shelter response facility.

 

I am very glad that you have created and maintained this forum as the county has cut out all public involvement in their facility planning.   

 

 

 

Peter Finley Fry    AICP PhD MUP BS

Strategic Land Use Planning

Cultural Anthropologist

303 NW Uptown Terrace; Unit 1B

Portland, Oregon 97210

503 703-8033

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tim McCormick via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2022 7:05 PM
To: alternativeshelternetwork@...; pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: [pdxshelterforum] is Portland the (or “a”) national leader in embracing various models of unhoused villages?

 

I received this question from a journalist recently:

is Portland the (or “a”) national leader in embracing various models of unhoused villages?



Here's my reply to them and the editor: ------------

 

I'd say, while Portland has taken some good steps, such as in theory enabling many new "Outdoor Shelters" with the 2021 Shelter to Housing Continuum zoning reforms, I think it has in many ways lost its leadership, even turned reactionary in regard to embracing various models of unhoused villages.

 

In contrast to the pioneering visions and practices of, for example, early Dignity Village and Right 2 Dream Too, or permanent Community First! in Austin or SquareOne Villages developments in Eugene, or Pu'uhonua o Wai'anae village in Hawaii -- Portland [& Oregon] leaders in recent years have in my opinion shown mostly narrow, fearful, or oppositional attitudes towards more innovative, adaptive, or radical housing & shelter approaches generally. For example, concepts of 'village' and "tiny house" have here been strongly conflated with only temporary shelter, in ignorance of or opposition to their wider usages elsewhere.



[+ further notes on discussing in community forums, vs traditional media approaches]:



By the way, I suggest posting this question to community forums such as PDX Shelter Forum or the Alternative Shelter Network group (which I also admin btw). From my perspective, it seems advantageous to engage community openly when developing a story, opening up opportunities for more and wider and possibly unexpected perspectives, civic participation, and letting people publicly discuss issues, self-represent, and be part of issue framing and agenda-setting. For sources, particularly less powerful or positioned ones, responding only privately to media means giving up time and knowledge with generally no assurance of any benefit in return, and with real risks of being misrepresented, and little recourse if it happens.

 

Consider it a challenge, to include views that may differ significantly from yours and other sources'. 

 

My previous direct experiences with Willamette Week were of being interviewed by Sophie Peel and by Latisha Jensen, also about housing & homelessness issues, and each time feeling that they came in with strong & upfront-expressed opinions and positions on the subject, some they were aware of and others they weren't. I felt like they weren't particularly receptive to my differing viewpoints, and in both cases their subsequent story didn't quote me or in any way reflect perspectives I'd offered. 

 

This points to other reasons why I think it's often better, for sources and for the community, for story-related inquiries like yours to go to open, community forums, like PDX Shelter Forum and Alternative Shelter Network in this case. Then, various people can offer their own responses, in their own words, and others can see varied views, and compare what they see there to what they see in the published 'final' story. Civic agency is thereby more distributed, rather than concentrated as in broadcast-type media. By contrast, in the usual approach of writers and sources communicating only privately, leading to a single & 'final' story, it's relatively invisible to the public how much the writer may have chosen sources & responses selectively to align with their own views, or of their editors' or publication's or allies. 


From the standpoint of holding power to account, and seeing media itself as power, I think we should want media to generally operate more transparently, and with open acknowledgment of its own positions. But that's just my view. 

Tim


--

Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network

+1 503.334.1894. 

 


is Portland the (or “a”) national leader in embracing various models of unhoused villages?

Tim McCormick
 

I received this question from a journalist recently:

is Portland the (or “a”) national leader in embracing various models of unhoused villages?


Here's my reply to them and the editor: ------------


I'd say, while Portland has taken some good steps, such as in theory enabling many new "Outdoor Shelters" with the 2021 Shelter to Housing Continuum zoning reforms, I think it has in many ways lost its leadership, even turned reactionary in regard to embracing various models of unhoused villages.


In contrast to the pioneering visions and practices of, for example, early Dignity Village and Right 2 Dream Too, or permanent Community First! in Austin or SquareOne Villages developments in Eugene, or Pu'uhonua o Wai'anae village in Hawaii -- Portland [& Oregon] leaders in recent years have in my opinion shown mostly narrow, fearful, or oppositional attitudes towards more innovative, adaptive, or radical housing & shelter approaches generally. For example, concepts of 'village' and "tiny house" have here been strongly conflated with only temporary shelter, in ignorance of or opposition to their wider usages elsewhere.


[+ further notes on discussing in community forums, vs traditional media approaches]:


By the way, I suggest posting this question to community forums such as PDX Shelter Forum or the Alternative Shelter Network group (which I also admin btw). From my perspective, it seems advantageous to engage community openly when developing a story, opening up opportunities for more and wider and possibly unexpected perspectives, civic participation, and letting people publicly discuss issues, self-represent, and be part of issue framing and agenda-setting. For sources, particularly less powerful or positioned ones, responding only privately to media means giving up time and knowledge with generally no assurance of any benefit in return, and with real risks of being misrepresented, and little recourse if it happens.


Consider it a challenge, to include views that may differ significantly from yours and other sources'. 

My previous direct experiences with Willamette Week were of being interviewed by Sophie Peel and by Latisha Jensen, also about housing & homelessness issues, and each time feeling that they came in with strong & upfront-expressed opinions and positions on the subject, some they were aware of and others they weren't. I felt like they weren't particularly receptive to my differing viewpoints, and in both cases their subsequent story didn't quote me or in any way reflect perspectives I'd offered. 

This points to other reasons why I think it's often better, for sources and for the community, for story-related inquiries like yours to go to open, community forums, like PDX Shelter Forum and Alternative Shelter Network in this case. Then, various people can offer their own responses, in their own words, and others can see varied views, and compare what they see there to what they see in the published 'final' story. Civic agency is thereby more distributed, rather than concentrated as in broadcast-type media. By contrast, in the usual approach of writers and sources communicating only privately, leading to a single & 'final' story, it's relatively invisible to the public how much the writer may have chosen sources & responses selectively to align with their own views, or of their editors' or publication's or allies. 

From the standpoint of holding power to account, and seeing media itself as power, I think we should want media to generally operate more transparently, and with open acknowledgment of its own positions. But that's just my view. 
Tim

--
Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network
+1 503.334.1894. 


Opportunity

Andrew Olshin
 

June 20, 2022

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the founder/executive director and board of directors we offer an open invitation for inquiries about merging with or acquiring the non-profit entity Cascadia Clusters. 

Please direct all inquiries to Board President, Fred Cohen @ fredc@... , 503 807 7240.

Since 2016, Cascadia Clusters has worked within the community to successfully build structures for transitional housing and alternative shelter, employing individuals experiencing housing insecurity. Many are now sleeping in more secure environments as a result of Cascadia Clusters construction work. Our employees have earned paychecks and valuable life and work skills. A number of Cascadia Clusters employees have successfully transitioned to stable and secure housing. Now due to health issues with our founder and executive director, Cascadia Clusters seeks a non-profit entity to absorb our assets, employ the dedicated, highly skilled, former resident of Hazelnut Grove, Robert Brimmer (currently living at the St. Johns Village) and continue the mission.

As detailed below, Cascadia Clusters offers a trained and committed employee, numerous work trailers and other assets, construction tools and materials, an attractive (rent-free work site @ NE 158th and Glisan), and valuable connections to the community.

Cascadia Clusters founder and executive director Andy Olshin as well as board members John Sheldon and Fred Cohen are committed to the success of the transition. We offer our time and expertise as needed to make an arrangement successful.

We appreciate your serious and immediate consideration of this proposal as the organization will be winding down over the next few weeks unless an agreement is reached.     

We have considered what we have to offer another organization and summarize our thoughts below.

Development:

- Successful track record receiving competitive grants from the Oregon Community Foundation Community Grants Program (2 grants totaling $70,000) and several smaller grants from donor advised funds.

- CC made it to the evaluation round of the 2022 Community Grants Program for a $30,000 grant we applied for.  According to OCF Grant Evaluator, if your merger with or acquisition by another organization is affirmed by the end of June (at the latest) I can submit a report and you can compete for the funds

- Jewish Community:  We have received funds from Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Neveh Shalom, the Oregon Board of Rabbis, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and numerous families and individuals. 
- Contracts with the City of Portland have brought almost $100,000 in earned revenue
- Sales of 20+ picnic tables ($450 ea.) and 20, smaller 2-tops for Central Oregon Villages in Bend.
- We receive recurring monthly private donations from several donors
- Numerous private and business donors including Heritage Bank and the Progressive Development Group. 
 
Supplier Relationships (deep discounts, free materials, etc)
- Woodland Wood Connections
- Rebuilding Center
- Reclaim NW
- Sustainable NW Wood
- Ace Hardware on NW Glisan

Current Property Owner/Landlord Relationship
- Stark Firs Management.  Our current 1 yr lease for approximately 10,000 sq ft @ $1/yr began in early May 2022 @ Glendoveer Apts. - NE 158th and Glisan

Professional Pro-bono Services
- Jeremy Capper Construction
- Peter Fry - Land Use Planning
- Sermin Yesilada - SOSYAL Architecture and Community Development 
- Tax Accounting

Organizational Debt:  None. 

Physical Assets
- Double WashPod - served 60 residents at the  OldTown Village for 18 months with showers and laundry - Est. Value = $30,000
- 40’ cargo container with solar micro grid and lots of shelving and locked storage spaces - est value = $5,000
- Tractor Trailer framed out as a mobile kitchen - est value = $2000
- Construction tools & fasteners: est. $15,000+ value (table, chop saws; router; Dewalt, Makita and Rigid framing nail guns, finish nail guns; collated nails for guns; lots of powder-coated wood screws, etc.)
- Three serviceable heavy duty trailers (capacity 8k to 10k lbs; 16’) est. value = $3,000
- Concrete mixer
- 12” gas powered auger
- Battery chargers, batteries for numerous Makita 18 volt cordless tools
- One Champion Duel Fuel 3500 W generator
- Very lightly used commercial welding equipment - value = $1,000
- 3, sealed lead acid 300 Ah Renogy deep cycle batteries (x3) = est value $1000
- 6, 100 watt solar panels = est value $ 600
- Several air comp
- Framing lumber (est. 300 hundred linear ft)  
- Commercial grade plywood (20+ sheets)
- Metal framed storage tents on top of platforms: 2 x ~10x20 
- Insulated ice fishing tents (3- Eskimo ~$1200; 1- Clam ~$490) 
- Lots of pex fittings and specialized tool = est value = $600

Potential Opportunities Moving Forward for Merged or New Entity

Assume (or terminate) lease at Glendoveer Apts. Holding area for assets
- This space can be a base for a construction job training program
- The site is zoned residential and could be occupied by multiple units
- One THOW can be occupied on property for security - currently the Dormer Pod is occupied by Kaleb and Sam - until they get housing - or the end of June (?)
- Glendoveer owner owns thousands of units of affordable housing.  They have asked CC to work with them on “turnover” projects for 40 units/month.  They have “master lease” agreements with Cultivate Initiatives and other non-profit organizations Connection for continuum of housing for Beacon tenants. 

Please direct all inquiries regarding merger or acquisition to CC Board President, Fred Cohen @ fredc@..., (503) 807-7240

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Fred Cohen, Board President, Cascadia Clusters

John Sheldon, Board Treasurer, Cascadia Clusters

Andrew Olshin, Founder, Executive Director


Re: Houston's approach to houselessness

robert greene
 

The article leaves out many problems with land use and climate in Houston, which may affect the actual living conditions in the houses for the homeless.

Thanks for posting the article.

Robert Greene

On Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 9:11 AM Angie Gilbert <kaytayang@...> wrote:
Hi many of you have probably already seen this, but a colleague shared it, so wanted to pass it along just in case. It's a powerful idea, however, I know every idea has its high and low points in terms of effectiveness and real support people need with dignity and awareness. Angie

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: David Groff <dgroff45@...>
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 1:21 PM
Subject: Houston's approach to houselessness
To: David Groff <dgroff45@...>
Cc: Elizabeth Ussher Groff <eugroff@...>, Helena Te <torchafire@...>, Tom Hering <tehering@...>, Diane Anderson <deanders@...>, Marie Langenes <mlangenes@...>, Wardenaar@... <wardenaar@...>, Sarabelle Hitchner <shitchner@...>, Sarah Carolus <scarolus3@...>, Chris Dela Cruz <cdelacruz@...>, Danielle Klock <danielle@...>, Angie Gilbert <kaytayang@...>, Paul Christensen <paul87xx@...>, Judy and Marc Johnson and Marc Sussman <j.johnsonatty@...>, Chris Shimamoto <chris.thewinenomad@...>, Zubaida Ula <zubaida.ula@...>, Emily Groth <dascenzo12@...>, Denise Blair <denise@...>, Abby Bohn <abby@...>, Kolin Busby <kolinonw@...>, Karen Nettler <karen.en21@...>, Andy Harris <andyharrismd4@...>, Libby <info.operationnightwatch@...>, John Calhoun <john@...>, LeRoy Patton <lpatton615@...>, Beth Outterson <bethoutterson@...>, Kate Thompson <katethompsonpdx@...>, Des Nahimana <desire4636@...>, John Hasenjaeger <john.hasenjaeger@...>


Hi all,

This article from today's NYT is quite interesting.  Houston has certainly not solved houselessness but it is doing better than Portland.  I hope that you all can access this piece and either listen to it (40 minutes) or read it.

How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own

David


Houston's approach to houselessness

Angie Gilbert
 

Hi many of you have probably already seen this, but a colleague shared it, so wanted to pass it along just in case. It's a powerful idea, however, I know every idea has its high and low points in terms of effectiveness and real support people need with dignity and awareness. Angie

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: David Groff <dgroff45@...>
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 1:21 PM
Subject: Houston's approach to houselessness
To: David Groff <dgroff45@...>
Cc: Elizabeth Ussher Groff <eugroff@...>, Helena Te <torchafire@...>, Tom Hering <tehering@...>, Diane Anderson <deanders@...>, Marie Langenes <mlangenes@...>, Wardenaar@... <wardenaar@...>, Sarabelle Hitchner <shitchner@...>, Sarah Carolus <scarolus3@...>, Chris Dela Cruz <cdelacruz@...>, Danielle Klock <danielle@...>, Angie Gilbert <kaytayang@...>, Paul Christensen <paul87xx@...>, Judy and Marc Johnson and Marc Sussman <j.johnsonatty@...>, Chris Shimamoto <chris.thewinenomad@...>, Zubaida Ula <zubaida.ula@...>, Emily Groth <dascenzo12@...>, Denise Blair <denise@...>, Abby Bohn <abby@...>, Kolin Busby <kolinonw@...>, Karen Nettler <karen.en21@...>, Andy Harris <andyharrismd4@...>, Libby <info.operationnightwatch@...>, John Calhoun <john@...>, LeRoy Patton <lpatton615@...>, Beth Outterson <bethoutterson@...>, Kate Thompson <katethompsonpdx@...>, Des Nahimana <desire4636@...>, John Hasenjaeger <john.hasenjaeger@...>


Hi all,

This article from today's NYT is quite interesting.  Houston has certainly not solved houselessness but it is doing better than Portland.  I hope that you all can access this piece and either listen to it (40 minutes) or read it.

How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own

David


Re: Homelessness is Solvable - Built for Zero Founder Rosanne Haggerty Metro Presentation

Keith Wilson
 

Andy and PDX Shelter Forum Community,

 

Here is the previous Built for Zero meeting. It features Commissioner Ryan and Angie Walker. Angie leads Rockford Illinois’ Built for Zero program and manages their county’s homeless services programs. Rockford, when I visited in October 2019, had only one unsheltered soul living under a bridge and Angie was working to provide that person shelter. In 2015, she had 700.

 

Built for Zero 2nd Discussion Recording

Start Time: Mar 3, 2022 11:32 AM
Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/ZkeBOfYvpMTl3q48AYGwVejD_8j6qA_bpWVAZKMBFGmdCIB0nIZs90Y6hS8IR86r.I7AvROPyKLlSs-eG


Access Passcode: Hk+f*CJ8

 

Be well,

Keith

 

From: pdxshelterforum@groups.io <pdxshelterforum@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Harris via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2022 9:59 PM
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] Homelessness is Solvable - Built for Zero Founder Rosanne Haggerty Metro Presentation

 

Keith,

I would be very interested in viewing the first two presentations if they are available. Also please include me in announcements for the August presentation. Thanks.

Andy Harris

 

On Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 3:16 PM Keith Wilson <keithwilson@...> wrote:

PDX Shelter Forum,

 

I hope this email finds you well.

 

I would like to personally invite you to this very important presentation on Built for Zero. It will be short and to the point. 

 

This is the third in a series of four presentations around Built for Zero that Shelter Now has set up to support the Supportive Housing Services measure. The fourth will be in August and the include JOHS B4Z implementation team and their counterparts in the quad county. It will be set it up after the 28-phase implementation plan is complete.

 

There is a lot of confusion in the region on Built for Zero and Rosanne will help explain why she created it and how communities, in some cases, have ended homelessness with her program.

 

Thanks for all that all of you do to support our community.

 

 

Titan001

Keith Wilson

President & CEO

( 503-652-0010 ext. 107

( 503-849-0713

* keithwilson@...

: www.titanfs.com

 

Gaining Speed – The most extensive overnight delivery network in the NW

Bellingham | Bend | Eugene | Medford | Portland | Seattle | Spokane | Tri-Cities

 

 


Re: Homelessness is Solvable - Built for Zero Founder Rosanne Haggerty Metro Presentation

Andy Harris <andyharrismd4@...>
 

Keith,
I would be very interested in viewing the first two presentations if they are available. Also please include me in announcements for the August presentation. Thanks.
Andy Harris

On Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 3:16 PM Keith Wilson <keithwilson@...> wrote:

PDX Shelter Forum,

 

I hope this email finds you well.

 

I would like to personally invite you to this very important presentation on Built for Zero. It will be short and to the point. 

 

This is the third in a series of four presentations around Built for Zero that Shelter Now has set up to support the Supportive Housing Services measure. The fourth will be in August and the include JOHS B4Z implementation team and their counterparts in the quad county. It will be set it up after the 28-phase implementation plan is complete.

 

There is a lot of confusion in the region on Built for Zero and Rosanne will help explain why she created it and how communities, in some cases, have ended homelessness with her program.

 

Thanks for all that all of you do to support our community.

 

 

Titan001

Keith Wilson

President & CEO

( 503-652-0010 ext. 107

( 503-849-0713

* keithwilson@...

: www.titanfs.com

 

Gaining Speed – The most extensive overnight delivery network in the NW

Bellingham | Bend | Eugene | Medford | Portland | Seattle | Spokane | Tri-Cities

 

 


Re: Homelessness is Solvable - Built for Zero Founder Rosanne Haggerty Metro Presentation

Stanley Penkin
 

Hi Keith,

I would have loved to attend but will be on the east coast till the end of the month. 

Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well. 

Stan

Sent from my iphone

On Jun 13, 2022, at 3:16 PM, Keith Wilson <keithwilson@...> wrote:



PDX Shelter Forum,

 

I hope this email finds you well.

 

I would like to personally invite you to this very important presentation on Built for Zero. It will be short and to the point. 

 

This is the third in a series of four presentations around Built for Zero that Shelter Now has set up to support the Supportive Housing Services measure. The fourth will be in August and the include JOHS B4Z implementation team and their counterparts in the quad county. It will be set it up after the 28-phase implementation plan is complete.

 

There is a lot of confusion in the region on Built for Zero and Rosanne will help explain why she created it and how communities, in some cases, have ended homelessness with her program.

 

Thanks for all that all of you do to support our community.

 

 

Keith Wilson

President & CEO

( 503-652-0010 ext. 107

( 503-849-0713

* keithwilson@...

: www.titanfs.com

 

Gaining Speed – The most extensive overnight delivery network in the NW

Bellingham | Bend | Eugene | Medford | Portland | Seattle | Spokane | Tri-Cities

 

 


Re: Homelessness is Solvable - Built for Zero Founder Rosanne Haggerty Metro Presentation

Barb Rainish
 

Hi Keith,

Thanks for the invite. I am one of those who is quite interested in this program. I also hope you can include me in August.

Are the first two info meetings recorded and available ??

Thank you for all your hard work.
Barb.

Barb. Rainish, M.S., P.S.S.
Freelance Advocate
whatisright88@...

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will." ―Charlotte Brontë

On Mon, Jun 13, 2022, 3:16 PM Keith Wilson <keithwilson@...> wrote:

PDX Shelter Forum,

 

I hope this email finds you well.

 

I would like to personally invite you to this very important presentation on Built for Zero. It will be short and to the point. 

 

This is the third in a series of four presentations around Built for Zero that Shelter Now has set up to support the Supportive Housing Services measure. The fourth will be in August and the include JOHS B4Z implementation team and their counterparts in the quad county. It will be set it up after the 28-phase implementation plan is complete.

 

There is a lot of confusion in the region on Built for Zero and Rosanne will help explain why she created it and how communities, in some cases, have ended homelessness with her program.

 

Thanks for all that all of you do to support our community.

 

 

Keith Wilson

President & CEO

( 503-652-0010 ext. 107

( 503-849-0713

* keithwilson@...

: www.titanfs.com

 

Gaining Speed – The most extensive overnight delivery network in the NW

Bellingham | Bend | Eugene | Medford | Portland | Seattle | Spokane | Tri-Cities

 

 


Homelessness is Solvable - Built for Zero Founder Rosanne Haggerty Metro Presentation

Keith Wilson
 

PDX Shelter Forum,

 

I hope this email finds you well.

 

I would like to personally invite you to this very important presentation on Built for Zero. It will be short and to the point. 

 

This is the third in a series of four presentations around Built for Zero that Shelter Now has set up to support the Supportive Housing Services measure. The fourth will be in August and the include JOHS B4Z implementation team and their counterparts in the quad county. It will be set it up after the 28-phase implementation plan is complete.

 

There is a lot of confusion in the region on Built for Zero and Rosanne will help explain why she created it and how communities, in some cases, have ended homelessness with her program.

 

Thanks for all that all of you do to support our community.

 

 

Titan001

Keith Wilson

President & CEO

( 503-652-0010 ext. 107

( 503-849-0713

* keithwilson@...

: www.titanfs.com

 

Gaining Speed – The most extensive overnight delivery network in the NW

Bellingham | Bend | Eugene | Medford | Portland | Seattle | Spokane | Tri-Cities

 

 


Re: TODAY 6pm - Virtual Town Hall: Homelessness Solutions - hosted by People for Portland

Peter Finley Fry
 

No sidewalk. 

Peter Finley Fry
303 NW Uptown Terrace #1B
Portland, Oregon 97210
503 703-8033 

On Feb 25, 2022, at 6:41 PM, Andrew Olshin via groups.io <Andrew.Olshin@...> wrote:

 Hi all.  I haven’t “posted” I a while so I thought I’d catch folks up on what Cascadia Clusters has been up to and what the next 10 weeks look like for our mission/projects.

Today Jesse and I brought another Eskimo tent to a new ish cluster of folks  - mostly under 25 ? Who are connected to or have aged out of the Homeless Youth Continuum.  These young people have formed a community across from OutSide In on SW 13th.  I am very impressed with the group and have had several warm interactions with OutSide In staff.  We deployed 1 around Thanksgiving, 5 more on 12/24/21 and one today. As you can see from the boxes in the picture below, we have 6 more that are ready to be deployed along with platforms to anchor them onto.




Portland Youthbuild has been working with us to build platforms for future deployment.



If you are interested in helping us build out the space with additional assets, please send me an email with you availability, etc.  Or, just send us some ideas on next steps.

Thanks
Andy Olshin
Founder, Executive Director


On Feb 24, 2022, at 9:40 PM, Sally Bachman <Sarahbach@...> wrote:

Hi Tim,

 

I learned about this late. Was it recorded? I would really like to hear a discussion among these three and the audience.

 

Sincerely,
Sarah

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Tim McCormick" <tmccormick@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:51pm
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: [pdxshelterforum] TODAY 6pm - Virtual Town Hall: Homelessness Solutions - hosted by People for Portland

Virtual Town Hall: Homelessness Solutions — tonight 6-7pm PST, hosted by People for Portland

Direct Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89780119231

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with:
  • Alan Evans of Helping Hands (running Bybee Lakes center)
  • Sharon Meieran, County Commissioner
  • Dan Ryan, Portland City Commissioner
RSVP here (not required, apparently): https://fb.me/e/2bnoNBwYR
--
Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network
+1 503.334.1894. 
   Or ‪+1 617-675-4444‬;  PIN: ‪532 454 332 2216‬#
Director ORCoOp, Organizer at Village Collaborative
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Re: TODAY 6pm - Virtual Town Hall: Homelessness Solutions - hosted by People for Portland

Andrew Olshin
 

Hi all.  I haven’t “posted” I a while so I thought I’d catch folks up on what Cascadia Clusters has been up to and what the next 10 weeks look like for our mission/projects.

Today Jesse and I brought another Eskimo tent to a new ish cluster of folks  - mostly under 25 ? Who are connected to or have aged out of the Homeless Youth Continuum.  These young people have formed a community across from OutSide In on SW 13th.  I am very impressed with the group and have had several warm interactions with OutSide In staff.  We deployed 1 around Thanksgiving, 5 more on 12/24/21 and one today. As you can see from the boxes in the picture below, we have 6 more that are ready to be deployed along with platforms to anchor them onto.
Portland Youthbuild has been working with us to build platforms for future deployment.



If you are interested in helping us build out the space with additional assets, please send me an email with you availability, etc.  Or, just send us some ideas on next steps.

Thanks
Andy Olshin
Founder, Executive Director


On Feb 24, 2022, at 9:40 PM, Sally Bachman <Sarahbach@...> wrote:

Hi Tim,

 

I learned about this late. Was it recorded? I would really like to hear a discussion among these three and the audience.

 

Sincerely,
Sarah

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Tim McCormick" <tmccormick@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:51pm
To: pdxshelterforum@groups.io
Subject: [pdxshelterforum] TODAY 6pm - Virtual Town Hall: Homelessness Solutions - hosted by People for Portland

Virtual Town Hall: Homelessness Solutions — tonight 6-7pm PST, hosted by People for Portland

Direct Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89780119231

<img-0.png>

with:
  • Alan Evans of Helping Hands (running Bybee Lakes center)
  • Sharon Meieran, County Commissioner
  • Dan Ryan, Portland City Commissioner
RSVP here (not required, apparently): https://fb.me/e/2bnoNBwYR
--
Tim McCormick
Housing Alternatives Network
+1 503.334.1894. 
   Or ‪+1 617-675-4444‬;  PIN: ‪532 454 332 2216‬#
Director ORCoOp, Organizer at Village Collaborative
<img-0.png>