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Homeless in our Community Meet-up

  • Tue, August 20, 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
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  Homelessness papers courtesy of Lynelle Wilcox

Watch the video of the Meetup

Join us for an important discussion on Homelessness.

Homelessness now confronts us on virtually every street corner. It has quickly become our city's most critical issue. While we enjoy a growing number of visitors to our fair city, Portland also has experienced staggering growth in its homeless population. The reasons are many, the solutions seem too few. As citizens, we must face this issue head on and find solutions for ourselves, our guests and our city. 

Guest speaker, Lynelle Wilcox, is an accidental homeless advocate who will share her many insights about:

  • who might become homeless
  • different perspectives on homelessness
  • ideas about how to balance conflicting emotions and values

Lynelle is very aware that short term rentals are often perceived as contributing to the homelessness crisis. She will share her ideas about how you might turn that criticism around to be seen as allies instead. Bring your open heart, your questions and solutions. 

  • 6:30pm: purchase food & drink, networking
  • 7:00pm: program begins

Food and drinks may be purchased at the Kennedy School's Courtyard Restaurant and brought into the Community Room. Or better yet, come early and join others in the restaurant for dinner before the meetup.


Members:  Host2Host members may reserve their space before registration opens to everyone on Wednesday, August 7th. 

Some memberships are now up for renewal. If your membership is overdue, please renew now to continue to attend these meet-ups for free.

Your member benefit includes free attendance at this meet-up event. Members may bring one guest free to one meet-up.  (If you are part of a "Household Membership" then both of you are already members - and should register as members, not guests). 

Affiliate Members:  We now have an affiliate table at all events. Bring your marketing materials to share with the Host2Host community. 

Non-members:  Registration opens on Wednesday August 7th. The Non-member price is $10. Register and make your payment online.  Consider joining as a member now. You'll save the $10 and can register anytime!


Host2Host supports the individual home-sharing host who is committed to build community, through education, advocacy & professional hospitality.


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Parking is available in the parking lot and on the street. 

Homelessness papers courtesy of Lynelle Wilcox

Watch a video of the meetup.

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