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Portland’s Success in Ending Homelessness

Leaders Share Their Perspectives

Bud ClarkPortland, Oregon has a national reputation for providing leadership on effective solutions to ending homelessness. Mayor Bud Clark, who led the city from 1985 to 1992, offered unprecedented mayoral leadership on solving homelessness. He created a 12-point homeless plan that has received national recognition.

In a series of short interviews, Stacy Holtmann and Marc Hillman uncover Portland’s role as a leader on the issue. The podcast includes interviews with:

  • Bud Clark who describes the personal and policy reasons why he offered leadership at a critical moment;
  • Dan Steffey, Clark’s aide at the time, who put together Portland’s 12-point plan on homelessness; and
  • Doreen Binder, executive director of Transition Projects, explaining how Clark’s leadership led to other Portland innovations, including the award-winning Bud Clark Commons. Transitions is a nonprofit organization that works to transition individuals experiencing homelessness into housing.

Click here to listen to this podcast.

Click here to learn more about Transitions.

by Kate M. Kelly

Kate Kelly joined Monarch Housing Associates in March of 2011. Her responsibilities include writing policy and other website updates, coordinating state and federal advocacy update and assisting with fundraising efforts. To read more about Kate and all of our staff click here. Click here to send Ms. Kelly an email.

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