This page was first published 8.5.22. It was updated 9.18.23.
BIPOC Village - 84 NE Weidler Street
Shelter Operator: All Good NW
Shelter Capacity: 38 sleeping units
Referrals: Unlike most other Safe Rest Villages, this site DOES accept self-referral and maintains a wait list. Please call the shelter operators at (971) 380-7594 to discuss interest.
Open Since: June 2021
Shelter Type: Alternative Shelter, supporting members of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community,
Where: Lloyd District
Address / Land Owner: 84 NE Weidler St. Prosper Portland is the land owner.
The City of Portland established the BIPOC Village as an emergency shelter shortly after the pandemic, using City General Funds to help address social distancing requirements in congregate shelters at the time.
Over the past couple of years, it has evolved. The City moved BIPOC Village from its original location on SE Water Ave to its current site in the summer of 2021. Site improvements over time have seen upgrades from portables with minimal amenities and services. Today, with help from the SRV team the village has shared restrooms/showers/laundry facilities, a kitchenette, a covered gather space and other physical improvements.
Regarding services, in partnership with the County's Joint Office of Homeless Services, All Good Northwest was hired as the shelter operator in October 2021. They have helped many program participants navigate to housing from the village during the time since then.
This site will be updated as things evolve. There is much more information on linked pages, but if you find that you have questions not addressed here, please reach out to our team at saferestvillages@portlandoregon…