The pandemic has changed some of the ways cities and counties have handled homelessness. Some of those changes include allowing more camps and homeless villages, paying for people to stay in motels and more access to public restrooms. Now, Street Roots Executive Director Kaia Sand says, it’s important that Oregon doesn’t go backward. We talk with Sand and Marc Jolin, director of the Joint Office of Homeless Services, about how the last year has changed homelessness policies and what comes next.
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