The Birthplace of Homelessness

How Old Town Became Portland's Primary Homeless District

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Southeast Portland, close in, used to be all shanty town. Tin shacks in fields of deep mud.
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It never used to rain in Portland. Foster Road was a dirt path through a forest of giant, old growth fir. Back then, there was a continual light, fine mist, but not rain, until they cut down all the trees; my grandmother recalled.
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Good article. You should continue with the various mayors' homeless plans, Transition Projects and Outside In. This was shot in the Ace Hotel when it was an SRO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKPcR3tA…
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as technology took hold of the production/ construction world laborers lost their usefulness and their leverage thereby allowing the people owning the technology to set the new standard; close the brothels, cut your hair, and do customer service (for me) or sleep outside where I'll call the cops on you... No wonder they'd rather sleep outside.