dignity village – a way to create affordable housing for all.

In the summer of 2009, after I had helped deliver over 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba, I stopped in Portland Oregon to check in with the good people at Dignity Village. During my first visit, a couple of summers prior, I had been most inspired with their creativity and innovation, and was curious to see what sort of progress they’d made. Dignity Village was formed about a decade ago, a result of very persistent homeless tent-dwellers who were continuously “moved along,” but who insisted on their inherent rights as humans.  Thanks to David Rovics and his family for hosting me while I was in Portland, and for helping create a short video – available here.  Watch for Kwamba Productions’ documentary about Dignity Village, currently a work in progress.

About Janine Bandcroft

The Winds of Change airs every other Thursday 11-noon from CFUV listener supported radio in Victoria, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. You can listen live anytime at cfuv.ca (it's a great station) and if you're able, we'd really appreciate if you contribute (even 5 bucks) to our annual funding drive.
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