I know someone who was "homeless" and jobless, and had to stay with her mom, far longer than the mother could afford. The mom had Section 8 from the portland housing authority, and the rules say you can't let your adult kid live with you. So, was she supposed to throw her out in the street ? she's a fragile, thin young woman who was abused and starved by her dad in a bad custody situation years ago. by about 30, she was mentally ill. She would not communicate or let her mom help get her life together. The mom was terrified of the housing authority and told her she could not stay. Both were living on the mom's disability check of under $700 a month. The daughter tried getting help from local agencies that supposedly help the homeless, but they never helped her get a place. her disability benefits never kicked in. she never got a job. other family members, some wealthy, won't help because of the daughter's attitude about their former abusiveness. i don't know what the future holds for her, all we do is pray and play it by ear.
the housing authority could have kicked the mom out and made her homeless, if they found out about the daughter living there. she was not the one in control, almost had a stroke from the stress.
how ironic that there is something like the 10 year plan, but in secret the city and county do things like that. not let a homeless adult kid live with their parent, i mean she wasn't on drugs or a felon. threaten to remove assistance from a disabled older woman, for it ? but unfortunately it's in their rules. they ought to change it.
the housing authority has a ton of money for expensive overpriced projects, but can't let a homeless relative stay, because it might cost literally a few dollars? i think they're raiding or underfunding these important basic bedrock things, robbing peter to pay paul ( the expensive, frivolous, poorly planned projects that basically give away tons of money to contractors' profits).
Maybe YOU should investigate the housing authority on this. i think they are a big part of the problem in causing homelessness in portland.