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Dignified Living

by Staff


Tags: tent city, Dignity Village, Portland, homeless village,

Residents of a former tent city in Portland, Oregon, have slowly transformed their home from a makeshift campsite into a permanent, thriving community called Dignity Village. Dignity is made up of 60 once-homeless men and women who all pitch in with duties ranging from administration to security to homebuilding. The village’s website is as well-organized as the community itself, featuring news, photos, and writing by the residents. 

(Thanks, Deputy Dog.)

Morgan Winters