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Here are some solutions to homelessness in Oregon

Solutions to the state’s homelessness crisis aren’t uniform, as they need to be tailored to each person’s specific needs. And any fixes will take collective action, public investment and considerable time to achieve, making the work anything by simple.


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Portland mayor suggests easing process to involuntarily commit people with mental health struggles

It would be a herculean task to accomplish what the mayor is suggesting. One that would require changing laws. And to actually work, it would also mean addressing a workforce shortage of health care workers and law enforcement officers and necessitate resolving a statewide hospital and residential treatment bed shortage. Perhaps, more importantly, it would require another kind of reckoning as well: deciding whether this is the way the state and city want to tackle the mental health and homeless crisis.





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