Community Engagement for Safe Rest Villages

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Pre-opening site tour of Multnomah Safe Rest Village

 This page was created Thursday, 11.4.21.  Updated 05.02.24

Engagement Approach

The Safe Rest Village engagement approach has always primarily focused on one thing: information sharing. Especially as Villages were being built, making sure communities were aware of what was coming, and what that program would look like, was of major concern. We worked with neighborhood associations, business associations, and community leaders to address concerns and answer questions as best we could. We also attended Q & A sessions and held shelter openings to make sure the community had an idea of what sort of shelter was coming in. 

Now that all shelters are built, our engagement priorities are shifting into a few different categories. 

  1. Community meetings and problem solving
  2. Attending local events to represent the Village within the community
  3. Building and supporting relationships with all of our shelter operators. 

Calendar of Overall Outreach To Date

The Safe Rest Villages Team has been working hard to share the story about the Safe Rest Villages initiative—what it will be and what it won't be—and how the villages will benefit housed and unhoused Portlanders. This is a partial list of City Shelter Services outreach efforts, meetings, media events, and other conversations that the City Shelter Services team and others have been involved in since September 2021. Note: a selected listing of media related to the project are available in the Community Engagement Plan below.

4/11/24

  • City Shelter Services team attended Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee
  • City Shelter Services team and Mayor's office attended meeting of Reedway GNA Stakeholders

4/9/24

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Communications liaison attended Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee meeting
  • City Shelter Services Team and representative from the Mayor's office attended Multnomah Neighborhood Association General Meeting to discuss conceptual site drawing and GNA progress

4/4/24

  • Director of Emergency Humanitarian Operations spoke at Interfaith Alliance about our program. Passcode: X6&5&S=R

4/3/24

  • City Shelter Services Team met with staff from Safe Blocks program to discuss potential engagement opportunities

3/27/24

  • City Shelter Services Team and staff from Urban Alchemy hosted a tour of the Reedway Safe Rest Village for Reedway GNA group. PEMO also introduced themselves and discussed their work in the neighborhood. 

3/21/24

  • Community Engagement Coordinator attended River District Navigation Center GNA Discussion

3/14/24

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Policy Advisor to the Mayor's Office attend Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee meeting to discuss new GNA and hear their concerns
  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Policy Advisor to the Mayor's Office attend Reedway Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee meeting to continue GNA negotiations

3/13/24

  • A mailer was sent to Reedway Safe Rest Village neighbors announcing the beginning of construction

3/12/24

  • Community Engagement Coordinator attends Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee Meeting

2/29/24

  • Policy Advisor to the Mayor's Office and Community Engagement Coordinator meet with representatives from the West Hills Christian School to discuss their concerns related to the Multnomah Safe Rest Village expansion

2/18/24

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and All Good NW staff member attended the Hillsdale Farmer's Market to hear feedback related to the expansion of the Multnomah Safe Rest Village

2/13/24

  • Policy Advisor to the Mayor's Office and Community Engagement Coordinator attended Multnomah Neighborhood Association General meeting to discuss expansion of Multnomah Safe Rest Village to 100 units from 28

2/10/24

  • Mailer sent to Multnomah neighborhood announcing expansion size at 100 units

2/8/24

  • Policy Advisor to the Mayor's Office and Community Engagement Coordinator met with the Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee
  • Policy Advisor to the Mayor's Office and Community Engagement Coordinator met with Reedway Stakeholders to begin GNA negotiations

2/6/24

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement coordinator attended Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee meeting

2/2/24

  • A mailer was sent to the Reedway Safe Rest Village neighbors announcing the site expansion to 120 units
  • A mailer was sent to Multnomah Safe Rest Village neighbors announcing the site expansion to 100 units

1/22/24 

1/11/24

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator attended the Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee Meeting. 
  • Community Engagement Coordinator, Emergency Humanitarian Director and liaison from the Mayor's office attend Lents Neighborhood Livability Association meeting to meet neighbors and discuss expansion

1/10/24

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Reedway Safe Rest Village director walked around the neighborhood, knocking on doors and introducing themselves to the neighbors to drum up excitement for the January 22nd listening session. 

1/6/24

  • A mailer was sent to Reedway Safe Rest Village neighbors announcing the expansion

1/2/24

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Program Coordinator attend Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee meeting

12/7/23

  • City Shelter Services Team attend and present with Commissioner Dan Ryan at the Join Session & Briefing of City Council and County Commission about the Safe Rest Village Annual Report

12/2/23

  • Program Coordinator and Director of Emergency Humanitarian Operations give a tour of the Multnomah Safe Rest Village to Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson and staff

11/29/23

  • City Shelter Services Team facilitated and attended listening session at the Multnomah Arts Center regarding the expansion of the Multnomah Safe Rest Village. Read the report of the conversation.

11/14/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator, Emergency Humanitarian Operations Director and Program Coordinator attend Multnomah Neighborhood Association General meeting to discuss Multnomah Safe Rest Village's expansion and announce the listening session

11/9/23

  • Safe Rest Village team gives presentation to Metro Council on 2022-2023 Annual Report
  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator attend Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee meeting

11/7/23

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator attended Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Emergency Humanitarian Operations Director, Communications Liaison and Community Engagement Coordinator attend Multnomah Neighborhood Association Board Meeting to discuss Multnomah Safe Rest Village Expansion
  • Safe Rest Village team mails postcard to immediate neighbors announcing the expansion of the Multnomah Safe Rest Village and the upcoming engagement opportunities, as well as opportunities to connect with the team 

10/30/23

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator met with Lents Business Association to discuss Safe Rest Village

10/27/23

  • Program Coordinator and Communications Liaison toured Peninsula Crossing Safe Rest Village and Sunderland RV Safe Park with Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, as well as some of her staff. 

10/19/23

  • Program Coordinator attended Hazelwood-Gateway Problem Solvers Meeting

10/17/23

  • Program Coordinator presented on the Safe Rest Village program to the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association

10/11/23

10/4/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Program Coordinator attend Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee Meeting

9/25/23

  • Communications Liaison and Community Engagement Coordinator attend Street Books' End of Year Celebratory Gathering on 5th Avenue

9/14/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator hosts Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee Meeting

9/4/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Program Coordinator host Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee meeting

8/25/23

  • Program Coordinator gave Commissioner Mingus Mapps a tour of Reedway Safe Rest Village

8/23/23

  • Asset Construction Manager attended participant potluck at Reedway Safe Rest Village

8/22/23

  • Program Coordinator and Communications Liaison gave tour to Reykjavik City Council of Menlo Park Safe Rest Village

8/10/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Program Coordinator attend Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee

8/1/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Program Coordinator attend Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee Meeting

7/19/23

  • Opening Announcement of the Reedway Safe Rest Village mailed to neighbors  

7/13/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Program Coordinator attended Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee Meeting

7/11/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Program Coordinator attended Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee Meeting

6/28/23

  • Safe Rest Village team attend first year anniversary barbecue at Multnomah Safe Rest Village

6/26/23

  • Safe Rest Village Team and The Salvation Army host and attend the Pre-Opening Event for Sunderland RV Safe Park

6/23/23

  • Safe Rest Village team attend All Good NW's first summer benefit.

6/12/23

  • Program Coordinator attends Public Environmental Management Office meeting with Lents/Montavilla group

6/8/23

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator met with Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee

6/6/23

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator attended Queer Affinity Village Community Advisory Committee Meeting

5/26/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator attended Cultivate Initiatives' Summer Eat and Greet. At this event, neighbors, participants and friends of the Menlo Park Safe Rest Village gathered around food. Cultivate Initiatives had games, prizes and live music!

5/19/23

  • Homeless Strategies Manager and Commissioner Ryan met with Lents Strong and Lents Neighborhood Livability Association to discuss the Reedway Safe Rest Village

5/18/23

  • Safe Rest Village team and Urban Alchemy host and attend Peninsula Crossing Safe Rest Village Pre-Opening Event

5/11/23

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator attended Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee Meeting

5/5/23

  • Homeless Strategies Manager and Commissioner Ryan met with Lents Neighborhood Livability Association to discuss the Reedway Safe Rest Village

5/2/23 

  • Community Engagement Coordinator hosts Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee Meeting

4/26/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator attends Homelessness Strategies event hosted by Friends of Multnomah Safe Rest Village

4/21/23

  • Homelessness Strategies Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator meet with Friends of Safe Rest Village to answer questions 

4/17/23

  • Safe Rest Village team sends mailer to Peninsula Crossing Trail Safe Rest Village neighbors announcing the arrival of shelter structures on site 
  • Safe Rest Village team sends phase one mailer to neighbors of Reedway Safe Rest Village neighbors announcing the beginning of construction  

4/12/23

  • Communications Liaison and Community Engagement Coordinator visit Queer Affinity Village to build relationships with All Good NW staff

4/5/23

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator facilitate the Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee meeting
  • Program Coordinator attends community meeting at the Multnomah Safe Rest Village, with participants, to discuss questions and concerns about the Safe Rest Village program. 

4/4/23

  • Program Coordinator facilitates Queer Affinity Community Advisory Committee meeting
  • Program Coordinator and Communications Liaison facilitate Menlo Park Safe Rest Village Good Neighbor Agreement meeting 
  • Program Coordinate facilitates conversation with Dignity Village about the Safe Rest Village referral process

3/13/23

  • Safe Rest Village team sends next mailer to Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV housed neighbors with updates on construction.  

3/8/23

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator met with the Queer Affinity Village Community Advisory Committee

3/2/23 

  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator met with the Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee 
  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator met with 311 team to discuss program updates and the referral process
  • Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator met with Menlo Park Safe Rest Village Good Neighbor Agreement team

2/14/23 

  • Navigation Team distributed second flyer to unhoused neighbors in the area around the Peninsula Crossing Trail Safe Rest Village about Phase 2 of construction.  

2/9/23 

  • Community Engagement Coordinator  and Program Coordinator met with Dignity Village leadership to discuss Sunderland RV Safe Park 

2/2/23

  •  Program Coordinator gives presentation to Urban Tour Group 
  • SRV Team meets with Multnomah Safe Rest Village Community Advisory Committee

2/1/23

  • Community Engagement Coordinator and Program Coordinator give presentation to South Portland Neighborhood Association

1/16/23

  • Safe Rest Village team sent mailers to immediate housed neighbors alerting them to Phase 1 of construction 

1/10/23 

  • Navigation Team distributed first flyer to unhoused neighbors in the area around the Peninsula Crossing Trail Safe Rest Village about Phase 1 of construction.  

1/5/23

  • Homeless Strategies Manager Chariti Montez invited to speak on Safe Rest Village program at local Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) Meeting

11/16/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Menlo Park SRV stakeholder group meeting

11/9/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Sunderland RV Safe Park monthly stakeholder group meeting

10/28/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Multnomah Village SRV stakeholder group meeting
  • SRV team attends and hosts the Pre-Opening Ceremony for the Menlo Park SRV with Cultivate Initiatives 

10/26/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Reedway SRV stakeholder group meeting

10/19/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Menlo Park SRV stakeholder group meeting
  • SRV team hosts monthly Peninsula Crossing Trail stakeholder group meeting

10/14/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Queer Affinity stakeholder group meeting

10/12/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Sunderland Safe Park stakeholder group meeting

9/26/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Reedway SRV stakeholder group meeting

9/23/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Multnomah Village SRV stakeholder group meeting
  • SRV team attends an outreach event hosted by PDX Saints Love to engage with neighbors near the Reedway SRV site

9/19/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Menlo Park SRV stakeholder group meeting.
  • SRV team hosts monthly Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV stakeholder group meeting.

9/14/22 

  • SRV team hosts monthly NW Naito SRV stakeholder group meeting.
  • SRV team hosts monthly Sunderland Safe Park stakeholder group meeting.

9/9/22

  • SRV Team hosts monthly Queer Affinity stakeholder group meeting

9/8/22

  • SRV team attends a forum hosted by the Pearl District Neighborhood Association to discuss the NW Naito SRV. Watch the recording here. 

8/26/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Multnomah SRV stakeholder group meeting.
  • SRV team hosts monthly NW Naito SRV stakeholder group meeting.

8/24/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Reedway SRV stakeholder group meeting.

8/17/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV stakeholder group meeting.

8/12/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Queer Affinity Village alternative shelter stakeholder group meeting.

8/5/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Menlo Park SRV stakeholder group meeting.
  • SRV team hosts monthly Sunderland SRV stakeholder group meeting.

8/4/22

  • Commissioner Ryan and SRV team visit Menlo Park SRV site, meet with some community members.

7/28/22

  • Commissioner Ryan and SRV team visit Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV site, meet with some community members.

7/26/22

  • SRV Team presents to Building Bridges, a regional gathering of law enforcement and housing advocates about SRV program.

7/22/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Multnomah SRV stakeholder group meeting.
  • SRV team hosts monthly NW Naito SRV stakeholder group meeting.

7/20/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV stakeholder group meeting.

7/14/22

  • SRV team presents to Housing Bureau’s North/North East Oversight Committee about SRV program.
  • Commissioner Ryan and SRV staff present about Villages at David Douglas School District Board meeting.

7/6/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Sunderland SRV stakeholder group meeting.

7/1/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Menlo Park SRV stakeholder group meeting.

6/29/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV stakeholder group meeting.

6/24/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Multnomah SRV stakeholder group meeting.
  • SRV team hosts monthly NW Naito SRV stakeholder group meeting.

6/22/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Reedway SRV stakeholder group meeting.

6/21/22

  • SRV staff attends A Home for Everyone Safety off the Streets Work Group, and reports on progress.

6/10/22

  • SRV team hosts Sneak Peek tour of Multnomah SRV for stakeholder group, Multnomah Neighborhood Association Work Group members, and others before the site opens the following week.

6/8/22

  • SRV staff participates in Old Town Chinatown Community Members and Service Providers meeting, discussing the SRV program.

6/7/22

  • Commissioner Ryan and staff speak at Woodlawn Neighborhood Association meeting, including a discussion of theSRV program.
  • Commissioner Ryan and SRV staff meet with leadersion of Imago Dei Community church to discuss the SRV program, and ways for the faith community to support those experiencing homelessness.

6/2/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Menlo Park SRV stakeholder group meeting.
  • SRV team hosts monthly Sunderland RV Safe Park stakeholder group meeting.

5/27/22

  • SRV team hosts monthly Multnomah SRV stakeholder group meeting.
  • SRV team hosts monthly NW Naito SRV stakeholder group meeting.

5/25/22

  • SRV staff presented to Metro Policy Advisory Committee on "Addressing Barriers to Shelter Siting." Discussion of Safe Rest Villages and the City/County strategy of meeting people where they are and siting shelters city-wide.

5/17/22

  • SRV staff attends A Home for Everyone Safety off the Streets Work Group, and reports on progress.

5/16/22

  • The SRV team attended a meeting hosted by the Lents Livability Neighborhood Association, to discuss the upcoming SE Reedway site

5/10/22

  • Commissioner Ryan and his staff attended a Town Hall, hosted by the International School and Bridges Middle School to talk and discuss their concerns related to the Queer Affinity Village

5/4/22

  • The SRV team and Commissioner Ryan presented at the Concordia Neighborhood Association meeting

4/26/22

  • SRV team presented at the Doers Meeting. 

4/18/22

  • The SRV team presented at the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission (MERC) Commission about SRV Safe Park and its potential.

4/12/22

  • The SRV team attended a Multnomah Neighborhood General Meeting, to answer more questions from neighborhood members. 

4/11/22

  • The SRV team spoke with the East Portland Action Team and presented on the SRV program. They answered questions about its implementation.
  • The SRV team spoke with the University Park Neighborhood Association Board and discussed updates for the site, as well as answered questions and concerns. 
  • SRV team met with the Multnomah Village Stakeholder Workgroup to discuss and begin negotiating the Multnomah SRV's Good Neighbor Agreement

4/1/22 

  • The SRV team met with unhoused neighbors living around the Penninsula Crossing Trail to discuss the future SRV.

3/23/22

  • Commissioner Ryan, with the SRV team, met with HereTogether to discuss the Safe Rest Villages program and its rollout. 

3/22/22

  • The SRV team and Commissioner Ryan met with Cultivate Initiatives onsite at Menlo Park. They learned about what work Cultivate Initiatives is doing in the area already, including their clean streets program, their hygiene truck, and their outreach work.

3/17/22

  • The SRV team and Commissioner Ryan took a tour of University of Portland. They were able to discuss the future Penninsula Crossing Trail Village with the neighborhood, among other topics.

3/14/22

  • The SRV team met with the University Park Neighborhood Association. 

3/10/22 

  • The SRV team and Commissioner Ryan met with the Pearl District Neighborhood Association.  
  • Commissioner Ryan and the SRV team toured the future site at Penninsula Crossing Trail. They met the goats and talked to the neighbors about questions and concerns regarding the goat's eventual move, as well as safety concerns in the area. 

3/3/22

  • Site visit with Commissioner Ryan. Neighbors and stakeholders stopped by to ask questions and voice any concerns they had for the site. 

3/2/22 

  • Cultivate Initiatives, the shelter operator for the future Menlo Park & Ride site, hosted an Eat & Greet with the Hazelwood neighborhood. The shelter operators and the community got to know each other, and neighbors were able to ask questions to Cultivate about their image for the site. 

2/28/22

2/24/22

  • Mayor Ted Wheeler announced his Emergency Declaration, granting emergency powers to Commissioner Dan Ryan as his delegate to “consolidate and coordinate the implementation of Safe Rest Villages and alternative shelters.” This declaration accelerated the process of establishing Safe Rest Villages (SRVs) throughout Portland.

2/20/22

  • KOIN interview for Eye on NW Politics, with Ken Boddie. (Commissioner Dan Ryan)

2/18/22

2/17/22

  • Site visit to both BIPOC village (serving black, indigenous and people of color) at their new home on NE Weidler (after move in summer 2021) and the current location of the Queer Affinity (QA) village, serving LGBTQIA+ self-identified people.  The QA village will be moving in spring 2022 to their new location at 2300 SW Naito Parkway.  The site visit included a tour of the new carport at each site, providing outdoor covered space, as well as the new flush toilet/shower/laundry buildings, and other new amenities. (Commissioner Dan Ryan and Safe Rest Village staff)

2/15/22

2/10/22

  • Site visit to Old Town temporary outdoor shelter.  Tour with shelter operator, All Good NW;  youth working with Tivnu, a Jewish gap-year social justice program, who have been building accessible ramps to the new restroom and kitchen structures as well as other site amenities; and Fulcrum Construction leaders, who are responsible for site development at all villages.  (Commissioner Dan Ryan and Safe Rest Village staff)

2/8/22

  • Met with Goodwill Industries staff to listen and learn about their jobs program, and future partnership opportunities at the Villages. (Safe Rest Village staff)
  • Announced Cultivate Initiatives as shelter operator for the Menlo Park village. (Safe Rest Village staff)

1/27/22

  • Presentation about the SRV program and responding to the more than 50 questions posed by neighbors and community members at a meeting hosted by the Multnomah Neighborhood Association (MNA).  This stakeholder group included many neighbors, and representatives from the West Hills Christian School, Neighborhood House, and Helping Hands Reentry,  which is anticipated to be the shelter operator at this site. A link to the two hour meeting is here, with a breakdown of topics at key time points available here, courtesy the MNA. Following this meeting, the MNA membership voted 3:1 to move forward with a Good Neighbor Agreement with other stakeholders and the SRV program. (Commissioner Dan Ryan and the Safe Rest Village team)

1/12/22

  • Met with Old Town Chinatown community leaders and service providers to listen and learn. (Safe Rest Village staff)

12/14/21

12/9/21

12/8/21

12/7/21

  • Attended coffee with the new Street Roots editor to listen and learn. (Safe Rest Village staff)
  • Safe Rest Village team met with Multnomah Neighborhood Association Chair to answer questions and provide a presentation about the Safe Rest Villages project. (Safe Rest Village staff)

12/6/21

  • United in Spirit Summit II on Homelessness –this gathering hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, was a community conversation about data and measurable outcomes related to homelessness along with many other elected officials. (Commissioner Dan Ryan and Commissioner’s staff)

12/3/21

  • Met with Safe Parking Program staff (Beaverton) to discuss RV site management and strategies. (Safe Rest Village staff)

11/30/21

11/17/21

  • Portland Public School Board - Facilities and Operations Committee - attended meeting to answer questions about potential Safe Rest Village site being proposed for a PPS site (former Whitaker Middle School).  Proposal shared with PPS School Board as part of due diligence process.  No decision made at this point. (Commissioner Dan Ryan, Safe Rest Villages and Joint Office of Homeless Services staff.)

11/16/21

  • Safety off the Streets meeting.  Staff present to share and listen to input about the City's fall budget process.  (Safe Rest Village staff)

11/15/21

  • Presented to League of Women's Voters, Housing interest group, about Safe Rest Villages program.  (Safe Rest Villages staff)

11/3/21

11/2/21

  • Discussion about Safe Rest Villages on Think Out Loud (OPB) (Commissioner Dan Ryan)
  • Site visit with Safe Rest Village team and other stakeholders at Menlo Park 'Park & Ride' (Safe Rest Villages & Commissioner Ryan Staff)

11/1/21

10/30/21 

10/29/21

  • "Update on Livability from Elected Leaders"—Presentation to Travel Portland members including a Safe Rest Villages update (Commissioner Dan Ryan, Safe Rest Villages & Commissioner Ryan Staff)
  • Meeting with Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson's staff to discuss Safe Rest Village location at Menlo Park 'Park & Ride' (Safe Rest Villages & Commissioner Ryan Staff)

10/28/21

10/26/21

10/21/21

10/20/21

10/19/21

  • Meeting with Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association and other stakeholders about SW 2300 Naito Parkway Safe Rest Village location (Safe Rest Villages & Commissioner Ryan Staff)
  • Attended A Home for Everyone: Safety of the Streets workgroup—shared an update about Safe Rest Villages program (Safe Rest Villages & Commissioner Ryan Staff)

10/15/21

10/14/21

10/7/21

10/5/21

9/30/21

  • Press Conference announcing new Safe Rest Village locations (Commissioner Dan Ryan, Safe Rest Villages & Commissioner Ryan Staff)
  • Interview on KGW's Straight Talk with Laural Porter about Safe Rest Villages (Commissioner Dan Ryan)

9/15/21

  • KGW Interview about Safe Rest Villages (Commissioner Dan Ryan)

9/14/21

9/10/21

  • C3PO Old Town Site Visit (Safe Rest Villages Staff)

9/7/21


Community Engagement Plan

Our Community Engagement Plan shares the phases of our efforts: pre-planning efforts, site selection, identifying and contracting with shelter operators, and developing relationships with the communities where these innovative outdoor shelters will be placed. The Community Engagement Plan also includes links to Safe Rest Villages media coverage.


Like a barn raising, putting together pallet shelters is a team effort
A team puts together an outdoor pallet shelter similar to those that may be used at Safe Rest Villages.

Learn more about Safe Rest Villages through the links below: 

Funding for Safe Rest Villages

Locations & Siting Criteria for Safe Rest Villages

Project Timeline for Safe Rest Villages

Site Management for Safe Rest Villages

Meet the Streets to Stability Team