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Team Efforts to end homelessness - Matthew Birdzell
By Matthew Birdzell   10/16/18. My campus job allows me to drive or walk around campus every shift. The exercise is nice. I've noticed, though, that our part of Portland - far downtown - seems quite clean. There's not a lot of trash on sidewalks; its mainta...
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Planting the Change We Need
She’s 48 and she see the wrinkle lines in the
mirror she can now call hers. When she meets with the ladies at the new book
club she joined last month she feels a little rush of excitement every time she
casually says, “Well, it’s about time I head home.” Th...
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Planting the Change We Need
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My Homeless Coworker
I was hired at a retail store at the same time as my coworker Ryan* back in June. He is a middle-aged gentleman with a clean appearance and usually has a smile on his face. He had just moved to Portland after taking a train up from Los Angeles because “the ...
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Homeless Students
While homelessness is a big issue among adults, we tend to forget about the homeless children who are also students. As of 2017, 5.6%, or 1,509 of students kindergarten through 12th grade were reportedly homeless which is a 20% increase since 2014. In compa...
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The Homeless Period Project
Anyone with a vagina has been in that situation. The one where you go to the bathroom and suddenly the reason you cried when Coldplay came on the radio and the culprit behind the breakout on your forehead all come to light. And while we think getting out pe...
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Homelessness Over the years, homelessness in the country has seen a steady pace of increase. While this is indeed sad idea, there are many factors that cause this single even in total. I wish to look at a few reasons why this even has seen a steady increase...
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The streets
The Streets While the world today shows many architectural feats, from skyscrapers to engineering wonders. The battle for homelessness ends a losing one in the streets of our country. Over the span of ten years the housing industry and its market has moved ...
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Amount of money
The Amount of Money In this entry I wish to talk about the amount of money needed to acquire a home. Also how this amount can cause people to go homeless. As well as how homeless people become simply the collateral effect of a possible defect in the society...
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Portland Tribune: Jessie Darland-- Photo of Joey Whitnig, 29, who has been houseless eleven times since they were 18 years old.  Many homeless LGBTQ youth have traveled across the country in order to access the services and resources that Portland offers. A...
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Increasing Number of Homeless People Being Arrested
In an  article  by The Oregonian, it an analysis  by The Oregonian/OregonLive  has shown that  One in every two arrests made by the Portland Police Bureau last year was of a homeless person. In 2 017, homeless people accounte d for 52 percent of arrests, a ...
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