Entries by Sophie Jaggi

Understanding & Implementing The Housing First Model 

What Is The Housing First Model?  The Housing First model is a relatively new approach to homeless assistance that serves as an alternative to the traditional system of moving individuals experiencing homelessness through a system of transitional housing. The Housing First approach offers permanent, affordable housing as soon as possible for individuals and families experiencing […]

Single Family Zoning Banned By Oregon State Legislature

This July, Oregon’s state legislature passed House Bill 2001, requiring cities with a population greater than 10,000 to allow duplexes in areas zoned for single-family homes. This legislation goes a step further in Portland, requiring cities in counties in the metro area to allow the building of housing including duplexes, quad-plexes and “cottage clusters” of […]

Job Opening: Welcome Home Regional Organizer

The Welcome Home Coalition is a diverse coalition in the Portland metropolitan region that uses its collective resources to ensure that everyone has a safe and stable place to call home. We use community education, research, and advocacy to advance housing policies that enable all our neighbors to succeed. Welcome Home is committed to pursuing […]

Job Opening: Day Space Worker

Position Description: Day Space Worker JOIN (joinpdx.org) is a non-profit organization that exists to support the efforts individuals and families experiencing homelessness to transition off the streets and into permanent housing. We are inspired by the vision of a community where everyone has a place to call home. JOIN has an organizational commitment to equity […]

Home is where love lives.

JOIN connected the Jennings’ family to home. The family of five had previously been homeless. Thanks to their JOIN Case Worker, they were connected with Kami Gray Interiors to transform their house into a home. As a single mother and a survivor of domestic violence, Natalie was beyond grateful to have a home to raise […]

Domestic Violence Contributes To Homelessness Among Women

Recent data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) shows that approximately ten million women and men experience physical violence by an intimate partner each year in the United States. Domestic abusers typically use violence as part of a larger strategy to exercise power and control over their partners and will often […]

Community Responsiveness To Homelessness

Community Responsiveness To Homelessness According to the latest data, there are approximately 4,177 individuals experiencing homeless on any given night in Multnomah County. 16% of these individuals are part of households with children, and 11% are veterans. Despite these unfortunate numbers, over the last few years, the local government in Portland has successfully increased the […]

Women Experiencing Homelessness Face Unique Challenges

Women Experiencing Homelessness Face Unique Challenges Individuals experiencing homelessness face a variety of challenging and sometimes life-threatening obstacles every day. However, when it comes to women experiencing homelessness, there are additional challenges that threaten their health and safety on a regular basis. Among these challenges are access to menstruation products and prenatal care, increased rates […]