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As of July 11th, Oregon has a law mandating mortgage lenders to mediate "workout options" with homeowners before foreclosing on their home. Angela Martin, director of Economic Fairness Oregon; Keith Dubanevich, Oregon's Associate Attorney General; and Carlos Garcia, housing counselor with Hacienda CDC explain how "at risk" homeowners can take advantage of the new law.
For tonight's show, we'll hear from Billy, who wrote an iPhone app called TranSquat. In a nutshell, it is a gender neutral bathroom finder that locates bathrooms that are gender free relative to your current location. You can search, add and share safe discreet locations. It was written by and for the trans community. It is powered by data from safe2pee. You can help build the app by downloading and adding locations in your own communities.
Last year, Portland City Council approved a pilot "overnight sleeping" program that would permit churches and other non-profits to make their parking lots available to people currently living in their cars. The measure, loosed based on a similar program in Eugene, was intended to offer refuge for those on the brink while more permanent support was found. When Sellwood's Moreland Presbyterian Church announced earlier this spring their intent to be the first church to carry out the program - in their case for a single woman living in her car - a vocal minority raised a sufficient ruckus that the church delayed implementation of its plan.
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco on their book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt"
Host S.W. Conser speaks with Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco about their new book "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and American Book Award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco present a searing portrait of an American underclass in crisis. Hedges and Sacco speak tonight, June 25th at 7:30 at Powell's Books on Burnside.
Organizer Max Rameau speaks on "Gimme Shelter: The Housing Crisis"
Max Rameau – Gimme Shelter: The Housing Crisis (lecture)
Max Rameau is a community organizer. He is Executive Director of Movement Catalyst. He helped establish Take Back the Land which organizes resistance to foreclosures and assists families to stay in their homes. He works on a broad range of issues impacting the poor such as housing, immigrant rights, economic justice, and Cop Watch.