Portland’s unhoused have been hit hard and a global pandemic certainly has not helped the situation. Oregon Harbor of Hope is a non-profit dedicated to seeking solutions for this complex problem and SYK is proud to support their local efforts.
“The city, county and state are working hard to address our crisis, but they cannot solve this problem alone. The private sector must get involved to help turn this problem around. This is our city. This is our home. These are our homeless. We can make a huge impact and give people hope. They need our help.”
– HOMER WILLIAMS, FOUNDER OF OREGON HARBOR OF HOPE
A recent article discusses Mr. Williams’ efforts to help, including his most recent endeavor:
The most recent project for Oregon Harbor of Hope is a 50-unit pod village. “His simple and elegant modular housing units are waterproof, lightweight, mobile, durable and secure. Equipped with heating and LED lighting, two beds, and a lock on the door. Designed to be part of a compact community – or dozens of such villages – with separate kitchens, showers, toilets, washing machines and garbage collection.”
There are no easy solutions, but there is much to be gained from continuing to search for solutions, including supporting good organizations like Oregon Harbor for Hope.