April 12, 2023

Click here to listen | Open in Spotify | Subscribe to podcast feed

Housing First not Housing Only - words superimposed on photo of Hattie Redmond apartment buildingOut of the Streets of Portland is a podcast focused on sharing the stories of people who are currently or formerly homeless in our community, and helping navigate the systems and services that the Joint Office of Homeless Services and its partners either have in place, or are developing, to help people move out of homelessness and back into stable, supportive housing

The topic for this episode is 'Housing First, Not Housing Only' - featuring Portland professor Dr. Marisa Zapata, the President of the Portland Urban League Nkenge Harmon Johnson, and Juha Kahila of the Y-Foundation in Finland, who talks about the effectiveness of the Housing First strategy in Finland.

And we share the story of T., who grew up in St. Louis and Portland before experiencing homelessness for over two years. She’s now back in stable housing thanks to support from the Urban League, the Joint Office of Homeless Services, and the evidence-based Housing First practice.


Nkenge Harmon Johnson: 3:33 - 4:00

T. sharing her story: 4:48 - 16:47

Dr. Marisa Zapata: 18:18 - 28:39

Juha Kahila: 29:00 - 35:48

Click here to listen | Open in Spotify | Subscribe to podcast feed