Over a year’s time, 143 people left Portland’s Safe Rest Villages. About 50% moved into temporary or permanent housing and 20% went back into a homeless situation.
PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s been two years since Portland opened its first Safe Rest Village, a concept built around low-barrier tiny homes for homeless people. After a series of lengthy delays, there are now a total of seven villages, reaching to nearly every corner of the city.
Newly released data from the city’s Safe Rest Village team shows they are having some success.
“Going indoors is a really big thing for me,” said Tara Rogers, who moved
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