Jermaine Johnson likes living in a place that has low crime and no hurricanes. He lived through Hurricane Katrina, with his home knocked off its foundation, alligators in the streets, and a local man robbed and shot for his shoes.
When Jermaine moved to Spokane, Wash., in 2010, he met the mother of his daughter and, when things didn’t work out, he moved to Portland in 2012.
When Jermaine first came in for this interview, he was focused on earning money through Street Roots and reuniting with his daughter. But sales were difficult his first time around.