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Harbor of Hope unveils laundry, shower trucks for homeless

Harbor of Hope recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to bring two new mobile shower and laundry trucks to the metro area’s homeless. The trucks will include five private showers and 12 washers and dryers.

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Homer Williams is back with a new plan to create affordable housing

The well-known Portland developer is in the preliminary stages of pitching a plan to trade a 86-year-old golf course for low-income housing.

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More needed to understand, solve homeless crisis

Portland State University analysis finds no one knows the fully extent and cost of the homeless and affordable housing crisis.

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Homeless crisis for Baby Boomers Lies Ahead, Says Developer

Portland developer Homer Williams is sounding the house crisis alarm – and he says baby boomers are more at risk of finding themselves without a roof over their heads.

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Five Key Facts About the $1.5 Million Donation that Brings Homer Williams Closer to Opening a Homeless Shelter

The concept is drawn from San Francisco, where the idea is to make shelters more inviting by allowing people to bring their partners, pets and belongings to a central location where there’s ready access to services.

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Developer Homer Williams and his Homeless Shelter Epiphany

Homer Williams was on a business trip in San Antonio when he heard about a massive homeless shelter in that city. With three hours to spare before his plane took off, Williams visited Haven for Hope, a large homeless “campus” serving some 1,500 people on 37 acres.

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Surge in Homelessness Demands Solutions

Despite nationwide progress in housing homeless people, many urban and suburban areas with rapidly rising housing prices have been overwhelmed by the number of individuals and families who have been priced out of housing markets and are now living on streets, in parks, under overpasses, and along riverbanks.

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Every Day Heroes: Cards Cooks for Homeless Youth

Cards Cooks is an official club at Lincoln High School in Southwest Portland. Members prepare a hot dinner every Wednesday evening for the area’s homeless youth. It’s the brainchild of Lincoln junior Hank Sanders, and he’s been able to get a wide variety of student, school and community partners to make it a success.

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Developer takes new tack to help the homeless

Developer and homeless advocate Homer Williams says he is working on a three-phase plan to significantly reduce the number of people living outside, with the support of Mayor Ted Wheeler.

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Mayor Wheeler’s Office Asks Developer Homer Williams to Put Together a New Homeless Shelter Plan

The backer of the failed mass shelter proposal for Terminal 1, Developer Homer Williams, is on to his next shelter idea — a smaller scale version of what he proposed last year and one that could be replicated throughout the city.

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