Homelessness -- Oregon -- Portland, Homelessness -- Social aspects -- Case Studies
This report summarizes findings from a set of interviews designed to inform the design of Portland's proposed Street Reponse pilot. Members of Street Roots, Sisters of the Road, Right 2 Survive, Street Books, the Portland State Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, the Mapping Action Collective, Yellow Brick Road, and Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty’s staff went out in teams and interviewed a total of 184 houseless people between July 16-18, 2019.
Teams engaged people experiencing houselessness in discussions about what the Portland Street Response pilot should look like, including who the first responders should be, how they should approach individuals in crisis, what types of services and resources they should bring with them, and what types of training they should have. Following the interviews, responses were analyzed and summarized into a report to provide guidance for this important initiative based directly on the needs and experiences of unhoused people.
Townley, Greg; Sand, Kaia; and Kindschuh, Thea, "Believe Our Stories & Listen: Portland Street Response Survey Report" (2019). Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative Publications and Presentations. 1.