Documenting the lived experience and human condition

Housing Crisis- Finding Home

You don’t need to be housed in a traditional structure to be human.
Housing Crisis – Finding Home works to provide understanding that in order to survive and rebuild our lives, we need shelter as a basic human need. Sometimes that shelter is built by the individual with a tent or a tarp along sidewalks, under trees or along hillsides. Sometimes that shelter is built by a community of people coming together to form an intentional community of support. Sometimes that shelter is in a vehicle parked in parking lots or along the street. Sometimes that shelter is under a bridge or in a doorway.

This project will be an interactive web project mixed with multimedia stories.

In this project, I want to show the individual experience, how their story relates to the housing crisis in Portland and how it relates to what is happening throughout the United States.

Rents, Tents, Development: Who does City Council Represent

Rents, Tents, Development: Who does City Council Represent

Location: Revolution Hall Filmed by: Mary Anne Funk/Ailgif Studios Co-Sponsors: Portland Mercury, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Know Your City, Portland Tenants United, Portland Right to the City Coalition, KBOOA debate with Chloe Eudaly and Steve Novick in Portland, Oregon About: A provocative and informative event […]

Finding Home: Joel and Katie Longanecker Part 1 of 2

Finding Home: Joel and Katie Longanecker Part 1 of 2

“We know homelessness, we know strife, and we know hopelessness. That is why we are compelled and somewhat obligated to help others in need. That is why our passion lies within helping others. ” Joel Longanecker “We know what it’s like to be housed and have […]

Eviction Court

Eviction Court

Courtney was told she has a 60 day no-cause eviction notice. She is working on getting this extended and working through the process to find out what her legal rights are. She was surrounded by friends and supporters at her first court date involving her no-cause eviction.at […]

A Step Up: Finding Community and Hope

A Step Up: Finding Community and Hope

Listen to audio story: In audio clip below, Sean talks to me about being homeless, being a part of Hazelnut Grove, and how having a place he can transition in is allowing him to pick himself back up again. Sean is a resident at Hazelnut Grove, […]

In search of sanctuary and home

In search of sanctuary and home

Human Settlement / Finding Home Human Settlement – Finding Home works to provide understanding that in order to survive and rebuild our lives, we need shelter as a basic human need. Sometimes that shelter is built by the individual with a tent or a tarp along […]

Shadow | Redefining Our Perceptions of Homelessness and Poverty

I met Shadow while walking and documenting Knowing Me Ministries, in Portland, Oregon.  Shadow and his wife