People for Portland, the nonprofit political group pushing political leaders to take a more aggressive approach to homelessness, appears to have given up on its attempts to get a measure on the November ballot.
Homelessness used to mainly be a problem for bigger cities. But nowadays, a mixture of high housing costs, the pandemic, and a lack of mental health services, means homeless camps are popping-up in smaller towns too.
Share is the largest provider of homeless services in Southwest Washington, with roughly 150 employees and a $13.7 million budget in 2020. Current and former workers allege being ignored about dangerous work environments and improper firings.
What will eventually be Eugene’s largest transitional shelter site is roughly halfway completed. Everyone Village in west Eugene is aiming to provide 100 spaces on its acreage, and give residents a safe and secure environment.
Multnomah County residents have one more chance to weigh in on a budget that will put $255 million — a historically large investment — toward trying to turn around the region’s worsening homeless crisis.
Some homeless services organizations in Portland are borrowing a concept from the commercial real estate world to quickly house people experiencing homelessness. Now they’re looking to scale up the use of what’s called master leasing.