Tag Archives: Portland Housing Bureau

Portland shelters provide warmth to homeless

The Portland Mercury, Dec. 9, 2013 See the end of this post for a list of available shelters. They were standing with a group of young people outside Union Gospel Mission. He was wearing snowpants and boots, two jackets and … Continue reading

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Mayor’s meeting on homelessness includes critics, housing advocates, police chief, staffers – but not the Portland Business Alliance

By Denis C. Theriault, The Portland Mercury, August 14, 2013 Mayor Charlie Hales, as of this afternoon, has now had three informal meetings with business interests, law enforcement, and social services providers to get up to speed on homelessness—a difficult … Continue reading

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With mental health funding cut and shelters at capacity, hundreds sleep on Portland streets

By Elissa Harrington, KOIN 6 News, July 17, 2013 It’s a problem the city of Portland already spends $10 million on annually. “Mental health funding has been cut,” said one observer. “Housing prices haven’t gotten any better.” And so the … Continue reading

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Biennial homeless count finds 5% increase on Portland’s streets and in shelters

From The Oregonian, June 14, 2013 The number of people who are homeless has increased 5 percent over the past two years, “despite our community’s continued investment in strategies to end homelessness,” according to the 2013 point-in-time homeless count, released … Continue reading

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