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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I may not have the correct information but it seems that PDX has only 800-900 "beds" for the homeless. Yet, in a place like Salt Lake City, there are 800 beds available with only half the population. Does anyone know how PDX compares to other metroplitan areas in regard to shelter beds? I am surprised if this is the case since PDX seems more progressive in many other areas...
I also have another question. Whenever I talk to people about the homeless population, they will inevitably mention the "homeless panhandler" who earned $30,000 tax free -- what is being done to enlighten people about the plight of the homeless population. It seems to me the general population needs a whole lot more education if we are to address the problem in an adequate way because there will never be support to fund services as long as most people hold those views.
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