Graffiti can be a chronic issue in some neighborhoods, but citizens can make a difference! There are many programs to support your efforts through the neighborhood system and the City of Portland. Looking to get started?
Graffiti Abatement Grants
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Neighbors West-Northwest (NWNW) are excited to offer the second year of the Graffiti Abatement Community Grant Program. Our goal is to support community-driven improvement projects and community building opportunities emphasizing graffiti abatement and attempts to repair the harm of graffiti on the community. We invite Neighborhood Associations and community-based organizations in Portland to apply to the 2011-2012 cycle. Applications are due no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Applications and more information about this program can be found at the NWNW Grants Page. Questions? Contact Angela Southwick, 503 823-4211.
Coordinate with Your Neighbors
- Collaborate to create, repair or protect local mural projects.
- Improve the local community design – crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Contact your crime prevention specialist for more assistance.
- Organize a graffiti clean up.
- Develop a “graffiti-free” zone or adopt-a-block program.
- Attend a graffiti taskforce meeting.
- Volunteer to remove graffiti
Need some support on how to get started? Contact Jen for more information.
Graffiti Abatement & Removal
Reporting and removing graffiti promptly is a key piece to deterring recurrence. For more information about Graffiti Abatement, including finding materials, learning how to remove graffiti and maps of chronically tagged areas in 2005-06, please visit the City of Portland’s website.