A Portland, Oregon woman is speaking out after a homeless man repeatedly threatened to burn her house down when she confronted him about his tent, which had been set up next to her house by a communist Antifa-linked group accused of exploiting the city's unhoused for profit.
According to KPTV, on the morning of March 20, Vivica Elliott left her home on North Going Ct. in north Portland and spotted a big canvas tent on the other side of a wall that separates her property from a street. Elliot said the problem was not simply the existence of the tent, but that homeless people had been throwing trash and needles on her property.
Fed up, she confronted the man staying in the tent and told him to pack up and leave. She says he responded by threatening to set fire to her home. "He said 'I'm gonna burn your house down'," Elliott claimed. "He said it four times!" Elliott called police, but no arrests were made, and the tent was allowed to remain.
The man's tent and many tents throughout Portland had been provided and set up by the People’s Housing Project LLC. The group had been supplying homeless people with tents since 2021, but ramped up their services after the Portland Street Response was barred from doing so under newly-elected City Commissioner Rene Gonzalez, who cited a number of recent tent fires in his decision to stop the practice.
The People's Housing Project's website tries to hide who runs the business, saying "there are currently 5 of us who collectively run" the group. An investigation by The Post Millennial can reveal that four of those members are self-admitted communists Bryan Kim, Zachary Forster, Breeze Pollard and Joseph Cambroni also known as "Jorah Hollander." In a statement to KPTV, the group defended its decision to set up tents all over town.
The People's Housing Project is run by communists Bryan Kim, Zachary Forster, Breeze Pollard and Joseph Cambroni/Jorah Hollander
Forster was arrested at a Black Lives Matter-Antifa riot in Portland in October 2020 where the local Immigration and Customs Enforcement building was attacked. His Instagram username is "@Commie.Otter" and in one photo, he poses in front of a message that reads, "Queers shoot first." Pollard, a 27-year-old woman from Green Acres, Fla., was arrested in Palm Beach County in October last year on suspicion of resisting an officer. In an October 2021 photo of Kim and Forster, Kim captioned it: "The greatest fear of the right wing: a Judeo-Bolshevik conspiracy against whiteness and capitalism" and used the hashtags "culturalmarxism" and "revolution."
Zachary Forster was arrested at a violent Antifa riot in Portland in 2020
People's Housing Project manager Bryan Kim and Zachary Forster pose in a photo where the caption says they are part of a Marxist 'conspiracy against whiteness and capitalism'
In November 2022, the People's Housing Project manager Bryan Kim was asked by homeless resident Natasha Melton to stop using images of her and others at an encampment at Jason Barns Landing. In the cease and desist served by lawyer Kimberly Pray on behalf of Melton, it was argued that they were operating a "fake charity scam" to "exploit houseless people for profit."
Pray and her team explained that the company had "fraudulently raised at least $60,000 in the name of houseless communities throughout the City of Portland" since October 2021 via GoFundMe, Patreon, and Venmo donations.
She stated that the People's Housing Project allegedly spent a whopping 80 percent of that money on "personal and other expenses, such as t-shirts," with only 20 percent going to homeless communities.
The company was not registered with the Oregon Department of Justice Charitable Activities Section, and thus any funds it raised were legally taxable, the letter states. The attorney was reached for comment.
On their website, the People's Housing Project states that they "never take money from any large corporations, capitalist political parties, or government entities." The business brands itself on being staunchly anti-capitalist, claiming to work in the interest of ending class struggle and solving the homeless crisis. But not everyone agrees.
Vivica Elliott, the Portland woman dealing with a homeless encampment next to her house, told local media: "I don't think they see really what they're doing to the neighborhoods and to the people that live here."
The Post Millennial has reached out to Kimberly Pray for comment.
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