Excerpt from the Dignity Village Website.
The Katrina evacuees seem more deserving of relief than Portland's poor as the unused Washington Monroe High School building is quickly transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims and just as quickly returned to its former vacant condition when the Red Cross is ordered to stand down. Here's Helter Shelter from this week's Willamette.
At Dignity Village with the approach of cold weather we continue to build housing as per our mission and our Dignity Village Proposal, 2004-.
As images are popular on this site, we post a vintage photo of pipe-smoking Villagers and delegate Comrade K of the Association of Poor People in Nagai Park. Comrade K, incidentally, is digitally masked in this photo for his own safety as his organization frequently comes up against unscrupulous labor contractors and the Yakuza