You could live in one of our lovely hotels:
Or in your car, like this fellow (whom I have observed smoking a glass pipe). He's been here a long time now, many months, made it through the winter, between the Greenwood Market and Fred Meyer.
This last one was also featured in the photo section on Ben's fabulous Housing Bubble Blog. Seriously, click on the pic to see it in its full glory.
Any of these options is preferable to the shame of renting. Any of them.