Jack Wentzien

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Learn The Facts Of Homelessness In The U.S. With These Data Visualizations

Understand Homelessness is a new series of interactive graphics that dispels myths and puts homelessness into context.<p>While homelessness might be particularly visible in some American cities–driving past the rows of tents on Skid Row in Los Angeles or encampments under highway overpasses in …

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 …

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 …