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Ibrahim Mubarak didn't always have a home. That's one reason he's dedicated his life to promote homeless rights in Portland. Mubarak has helped found both Dignity Village and Right 2 Survive PDX. And his newest group, Right 2 Dream Too, is currently leasing a prominent lot in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown district for homeless Portlanders to camp. The space opened earlier this month, on Oct 10th, which was designated World Homeless Action Day. The group has a one-year lease and a good relationship with the property owner, Michael Wright. Ibrahim Mubarak says he hopes to be able to stay there for the full term of the lease or — with the help of Michael Wright — find a bigger location for people who need a place to stay. Ultimately, he's hoping the city will suspend its "no camping" [pdf] ordinance. The legal status of the encampment is still not clear. On Tuesday evening, about 150 protesters at Occupy Portland marched up to 4th & West Burnside in an expression of solidarity with Right 2 Dream Too.
In October of 2011, Right 2 Dream Too, a homeless advocacy organization, set up an encampment in a vacant lot on NW 4th and Burnside in Portland. The space sleeps up to ninety people, and is enclosed with a six-foot high fence. The organization leases the space from the owners of the property. Since its establishment, the site has racked up thousands of dollars in fines for violating the city's codes prohibiting recreational camping. In December of 2012, an attorney representing both the owners of the property and Right 2 Dream Too filed a suit against the Bureau of Development Services, declaring exemption from the fines. The suit alleges that the fees are unreasonable because the site is not used for recreational camping, but provides temporary shelter for homeless persons. Attorneys for the city then filed a motion to dismiss the case. A ruling was expected on July 11th, but the presiding judge, Karin J. Immergut, delayed the final decision. That decision is now expected sometime within the next few weeks.
We hear about a new study highlighting potential unintended consequences of conservation zones, how Portland's R2D2 campers are doing in their new location, and meet Bend's first creative laureate.
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We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.
Stakeholders have agreed to a tentative plan to remove dams along the Klamath River; OPB reporter Rob Manning brings us an update on the recommendations for Portland Public Schools' changing district boundaries; a new arachnid is discovered in Oregon; and we meet a local architect who is making it his mission to become 'the architect of choice for homeless people.'
Right 2 Dream Too, a nonprofit for people who are homeless, is still looking for a new location, sixty days after the city agreed to come up with an alternative to the parking lot under the Broadway bridge known as "Lot 7."
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Right 2 Dream Too has 60 days to move to a city-owned site near the Moda Center. It can stay at the new site for up to two years.
The new site, near the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge, could resolve years of uncertainty over the camp’s future.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he has found a permanent place to relocate Right 2 Dream Too, a homeless community that is living downtown.
One of the founders of Right 2 Dream Too, a downtown Portland homeless camp, says he has concerns about the city’s proposal to move it to a site across the river.
The Portland City Council has approved a deal to help the Right 2 Dream Too homeless community relocate.
The City of Portland has reached a settlement with Right 2 Dream Too, the local non-profit group that has operated a homeless camp in Old Town since October of 2011.
The Portland City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to move the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp to a city-owned lot.
A public hearing is underway at Portland City Hall over the re-location of the homeless camp, "Right 2 Dream Too."