Right 2 Dream Too
Right 2 Survive has set up a rest area for the homeless Right 2 Dream Too (R2D2) at the corner of NW 4th Avenue and West Burnside Street on the vacant lot next to the Chinatown gate. The site officially opened on Monday, October 10th, 2011, on National Homeless Day. The organizers are extending an open invitation to the community to come down and celebrate National Homeless Day at their new camp.
- RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO (Official blog.)
- Right 2 Dream Too (Facebook page.)
- Local News
- Portland Development Commission to offer Michael Wright up to $1.5 million to buy Right 2 Dream Too site
- The PDC publicly expressed interest in buying Wright's property, at the foot of the Chinatown gate on West Burnside Street and Northwest Fourth Avenue, as early as last fall and has long viewed the land as vital to Old Town Chinatown's future.
- The City of Portland has reached a deal to move homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too from Old Town to a property under the Broadway Bridge, says the camp's lawyer.
- Developer's plan for old hotel could force action as homeless group sues to block fines
- KBOO Wednesday Talk Radio: Portland's Right 2 Dream Too (Courtesy KBOO Radio's Lisa Loving.)
- “I woke up with this idea for modular housing, constructed by the people who lived in it that would work for people who had inadequate housing.”
- Other News
- From pizzas to prosthetic limbs, 3D printers never cease to amaze – and now the technology can help us build 10 houses in a day.
- The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP), a non-profit advocacy group, recently released a comprehensive study called “Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States.” The report found that there were more than 100 tent cities in 46 different states. These tent cities are popping up all over the country, as the increasing number of homeless are seeking shelter. The NLCHP blames the rampant rise in homelessness on the financial and mortgage crisis of 2007 and 2008. The number of homeless families in the U.S. increased by 20% between 2007 and 2010, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Department of Education also reports that over 1,000,000 school children were homeless in 2011-2012, which was a 75 percent increase since 2007.
- The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty documented media accounts of tent cities between 2008 and 2013, and estimated that there are more than 100 tent communities in the United States -- and it says the encampments are on the rise.
- Gregory Kloehn goes dumpster diving, but not for the reason that most people would think. He isn’t homeless. In fact, he is an artist from Oakland that is trying to help the homeless and develop his craft at the same time. Instead of building sculptures that he would sell to rich people to add to their massive homes, he decided to focus his efforts on helping house the homeless population in California.
- Group builds tiny homes for local homeless (Local to Madison, Wisconsin.)
- "It'll be small. It'll be like living in a door room, but it's much better than living in a tent outside” Brenda Konkel with Occupy Madison
- Renee Miller was sexually propositioned by a staff member immediately upon arrival at a publicly-funded homeless shelter in Tallahassee, Florida, and that was just the beginning.
- Nonprofit Right 2 Dream Too sets up homeless camp in Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood
- Homeless activists say safety, stability the priority
- Another - Portland Occupation
- Right 2 Dream Too denied waiver by city
- Old Town Tent Refuge Appeals Code Violations
- R2D2 Update: R2D2 shelter encampment on Burnside facing new ordinance fines