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Portland commissioner announces plans for 6 homeless villages

Ryan said $20 million in federal coronavirus relief dollars would be used to set up six outdoor sites and provide basic hygiene and support services: laundry, showers, handwashing stations, portable toilets and food. The city-county Joint Office of Homeless Services will provide case management for people within the villages.



Portland considers zoning change to allow for cheaper housing options, more shelter beds

The proposal, called the Shelter to Housing Continuum project, would provide more options for people at risk of houselessness or already living on the street. The project has been in the city pipeline since February 2019 when the council voted to extend the city’s State of Housing Emergency, a declaration that eased zoning code restrictions for shelter providers.



Oregon could limit bans on homeless camping

While not a ban on anti-camping laws, House Bill 3115 is designed to ensure cities around the state are aligned with recent federal rulings limiting how local governments can regulate camping.





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