Dignity Village

Dignity Village

A Micro Community Case Study

Dignity Village


Portland, OR


February 2004

“Around here, if you don’t have a house, you get exploited.”


Dignity Village Resident

A radical experiment to end homelessness, Dignity Village is a community-based living facility where people living on the streets can have their basic needs met in a stable, sanitary environment free from violence, theft, disruption of peace, and drugs and alcohol.