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City announces new plan to relocate homeless camp

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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Portland City Council and the Portland Development Commission want to use earnings from a parking lot sale to purchase a permanent location for Right to Dream 2.

“The sale means the City of Portland will receive over $800,000 to assist Right 2 Dream Too in their model of providing shelter and community for people experiencing houselessness,” Commissioner Amanda Fritz, has has been the council's point person in the negotiations, said in a prepared statement. “This is another step forward as we seek partnerships to reduce the impacts of the lack of affordable housing in Portland.”

Read more at Portland Tribune

 

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+1 #1 Homeless Get More!Guest 2014-02-10 20:25:25
When I moved to Eugene, OR 23 years ago, the city was trying to help the homeless. Great success, now we have 10 times as many, Big government is wonderful, don't you think.
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+1 #2 RE: City announces new plan to relocate homeless campGuest 2014-02-10 21:49:26
It would help if other cities weren't giving the homeless one way bus passes to Portland.
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+1 #3 RE: City announces new plan to relocate homeless campGuest 2014-02-12 19:12:12
Quoting Guest:
When I moved to Eugene, OR 23 years ago, the city was trying to help the homeless. Great success, now we have 10 times as many, Big government is wonderful, don't you think.


Portland is so hospitable to homeless folks but it makes things difficult for people wanting to shop downtown, tourists or even those wanting to use the Waterfront. By evening the entire waterfront has turned into a campground with litter, noise, drug use and sometimes violence. On the eastside there are several areas where homeless congregate. As a runner and bike rider, it's unnerving to try to pass as hoots and vulgar remarks accompany the trip.

Downtown has become a camp as well. I was driving near the Stadium and a man was urinating in broad daylight. A police car drove by and I pointed at the man using the street as a toilet. He shrugged and drove on. Early in the morning there is someone camping in virtually every doorway.

I do not lack sympathy for those in dire straits but the city has to understand that in tolerating all such behavior they are scaring off tourists or others from coming downtown.
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