Give Us Shelter! A Walk to Salem for Housing Justice

The walk was a great success!

“This is so obtainable. Small tiny houses cost a few grand; with the right hands and the right people we can have homes for everybody within a year. There’s no need to continue this suffering.”

— Meg, original organizer

We have two videos from the walk:

Thank you everybody who walked and supported the walk!

Our state is facing a crisis! Wages remain low while housing becomes more and more expensive, throwing many low income people and families into deeper poverty. This causes many people to be or about to be homeless. Affordable housing is in short supply over burdening the community as a whole and creating friction between the housed and unhoused. This is not just an urban situation. People of color, migrants, the elderly, and disabled people are disproportionally affected.

In light of these problems we are asking the Governor and the Oregon Legislature to do the following things:

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May 23

Come to our SEND OFF CELEBRATION from 6 pm to 8 pm at Glenwood Park, SE 88th and SE Claybourne. There will be music, food, and speeches!

If you’re walking, please arrive at 5pm for signing up, training, etc.

May 24

Leave Portland at 9 am walking to Gladstone (9.6 miles).

May 25

Leave Gladstone at 9 am walking to Oregon City. Then take a bus along a dangerous stretch of 99E to Canby. Finish up the day walking to Barlow. (5 miles.)

May 26

Leave Barlow at 9 am walking to Woodburn (9.2 miles).

May 27

Leave Woodburn at 9 am walking to Brooks (10 miles).

May 28

Leave Brooks at 9 am walking to Salem (9 miles).

May 29

Rally at 9 am in front of the capitol, then enter to lobby our representatives and attend the Housing and Human Services committee meeting. (Rides home to be arranged.)

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Please email us at giveusshelter@thegiveusshelter.com.