We are dedicated to teaching about and defending the human, civil and constitutional rights of people experiencing houselessness.

We are a community organization raising awareness of issues that houseless people in our community are facing. 

Lack of affordable housing, racial oppression, sexism, and other obstacles are keeping people houseless.

Through public education and direct actions, we are helping to reduce houselessness in Portland. We are increasing public understanding on what it is to be houseless, how everyday people become houseless, and how we can best help and support those seeking a way out of houselessness. We invite you to learn who we are and what we do. We invite you to become involved in our mission.

We welcome you, no matter who you are, or your current situation.

Visit https://joannforportland.com/ Everyone knows that there is a housing crisis in Portland; but when you're in a school, you can really see the domino effect that this crisis has on our kids, parents, and teachers. Thank you, Madeleine and Rebecca, for sharing your experiences.

Watch: Who is Ibrahim Mubarak?

 A sketch by the Chair, Lisa Fay, during a recent workshop

A sketch by the Chair, Lisa Fay, during a recent workshop

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What we do

Find out about our organization, our vision, our mission, our methods, and the results  of advocacy.

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See some of our works over the years.


Ready to help? You can become a contributor, or volunteer to help us with our mission.