Illustrated image with a white background showing two outstretched arms from opposite sites, one orange arm, one purple arm, with their hands clasped in the middle shaking hands. In the background below their arms are outlined drawings of small homes. Text below reads: “Friends of the Multnomah Safe Rest Village”

We are a grassroots group of neighbors and faith communities coming together in support of the transitional Safe Rest Village (SRV) located at the Sears Armory site on SW Multnomah Blvd. and managed by All Good Northwest

Important update: Growing the Multnomah Safe Rest Village 


As we know, the lack of affordable housing and persistent homelessness are among the biggest  challenges facing Portland. Local governments have made this a high priority and numerous dedicated and skilled non-profit organizations have been working to address this challenge. 

We in Multnomah can be proud that our neighborhood has stepped up to do our part to address homelessness in SW Portland by hosting a small Safe Rest Village on city property. (It is the small compound surrounded by a wood fence on the parking lot of the former National Guard armory on Multnomah Boulevard.) 


Despite the best efforts of many over recent years, homelessness remains a persistent challenge, and the city is stepping up to provide additional safe, clean housing with wrap-around services to help Portlanders get back on their feet. As part of this effort, the city is planning to expand our Safe Rest Village. 


The city will be holding an in-person Listening Session on this expansion on November 29th at the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. 7:00-8:00 PM. We encourage you to come, learn more about the plans, and share your thoughts. 


Here are some suggested talking points to share in support of this important expansion 


--Friends of the Multnomah Safe Rest Village

Our group is working closely with All Good Northwest staff to support participants in the SRV, which opened in June 2022 and currently is home to about 30 people. The Friends are helping coordinate a variety of supports for the participants and staff at the SRV. For the latest news how to be involved and support, check out our Facebook group and All Good Northwest's Facebook page.

An overview of individual "pod" shelters at the Safe Rest Village.

Building community in the Safe Rest Village.

Want to get involved or help out? 

Order a lawn sign or download a window sign.

Sign our letter of support.

Join our Facebook group.

Learn more about this SRV site and All Good Northwest

Sign up for the City's  SRV newsletter  

If you have questions about our group, please message us through Facebook or email us at