KOIN, a local network in Portland – which is dealing with a major homelessness crisis of its own – recently highlighted the Lucky Duck Foundation and its ‘Cash for Trash’ program as models to learn from regarding addressing homelessness.
The article is embedded below, but to highlight a key excerpt by reporter Jeff Gianola: “Portlanders can’t solely rely on City Hall. Budgets and well-intentioned plans, as well as mayors and city council members, come and go. Portland isn’t San Diego. But the city might learn from how the Lucky Duck Foundation is confronting homeless problems — involving local businesses and community leaders who are committed to taking action, finding solutions and holding policy leaders accountable.”