Camp Amanda | Series Episode 1

On the day of this interview, the city scheduled a sweep of what is called, Camp Amanda, a houseless camp that was named after an advocate who has been working non stop to help them. Photo by Mary Anne Funk
On the day of this interview, the city scheduled a sweep of what is called, Camp Amanda, a houseless camp that was named after an advocate who has been working non stop to help them. Photo by Mary Anne Funk

Episode Series

Field Interviews

Members of Camp Amanda have done everything they are suppose to be doing. They are a drug free, clean camp with a code of conduct. They are not in the way of anyone. However, community members who are against them being there have put pressure on the Mayor to move them. 

 

On the day of these interviews, the city scheduled a sweep of what is called, Camp Amanda, a houseless camp that was named after an advocate who has been working non stop, in the midst of her struggles, to help the people in this camp. 

 

 

 


Members of Camp Amanda have done everything they are suppose to be doing. They are a drug free, clean camp with a code of conduct. They are not in the way of anyone. However, community members who are against them being there have put pressure on the Mayor to move them. This is not an isolated situation. This is happening throughout different locations in and around Portland, Oregon. People being pushed from one location to another, never having the chance to settle. There are no alternatives for where people can go, there are no safe places where they wont be threatened with being swept again.

Segment One

In this interview, Mike talks with Amanda about the sweeps, which means being evicted, the threat of sweeps and how it affects people.