Emily Crouch

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Homeless Jedi Aims To Be A Force On Portland Streets

"Right now I’m picking up trash."<p>Ace Venom describes himself as a Jedi, but he doesn't live "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . ."<p>The 32-year-old lives with his fiancee on a truck in the streets of Portland, Oregon.<p>"A while back our rent was raised," Venom told filmmaker Christopher …

In a tiny house village, Portland's homeless find dignity

On a frigid morning in Portland, Oregon, a tour through Dignity Village follows the same path its residents are required to travel. All were, or are, homeless.<p>Newcomers to this homeless refuge huddle in the warming station, a small portable building with photos of smiling former residents and where …

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Soaring rents in Portland lead to more evictions and homelessness

With no laws mandating caps on yearly rent increases in Oregon, which for three years has been US’s top moving destination, homelessness is increasing<p>A city of bridges, Portland is full of places where people who are homeless can find dry, covered shelter from the Pacific north-west downpour.<p>But …

Portland wants to give homeless people a free bus ticket out of town

Some people believe that wider use of buses should supplement and maybe even supplant subways because buses are less expensive to operate and more flexible than rail.<p>Now another city is experimenting with the idea that buses could help alleviate homelessness.<p>Portland, Ore.’s City Council has …