Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association:  Neighbors working with neighbors since 1977 to create a community that works for everyone–residents, businesses, students, visitors and employees.

More than 200 Portlanders participated in our Homelessness Educational Forum. Presenters included experts in demographics, housing, behavior issues and different approaches to public safety, as well as a panel of persons who have experienced homelessness.

Participants discussed the issues, thought about solutions, and networked with the speakers. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the post Forum reception were provided by our generous sponsors. To experience more of the Forum please go to our Events page for a photo gallery, presenter Power Points, sponsor information, and solution board responses.


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A message from your Homeless/Houseless Team

David Dickson and Darlene Urban Garrett, Co Chairs


To: Downtown Neighborhood Association members and November 23 Homelessness Forum attendees

Subject: Homelessness Services ballot measure

On April 6-7 the DNA reached out to all 500-600 members, as well as 200 November Homeless Forum attendees, with a FAQ document and slides from Here Together describing their May Homelessness Services Ballot Measure. The DNA asked people to send questions regarding the ballot measure. Questions were sent in and consolidated into 16 questions, which were sent to Here Together, seeking a response. Here Together responded on April 18 to all 16 questions (see below).

David and Darlene

Questions and Answers


HereTogether Campaign Presentation, short (10-15 min)