Tag Archives: Homeless/Homelessness

Coronavirus in Oregon: Economist says homelessness could rise but opportunity for relief

The president of ECONorthwest, an economic consulting firm in Portland, warns that after the coronavirus crisis passes, there could be more homeless people. That’s even with the current moratorium on evictions and government help. “This will surprise people, but the number of people who were homeless during the 2008 recession was much higher than it […]
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Homeless people in Portland are subject to coronavirus ‘stay-home’ order sanctions, officials say 

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Tuesday that the statewide “stay home” order applies to every Oregonian, including people without homes. Wheeler’s comments Tuesday were the first to clarify whether the more than 4,000 homeless people in Multnomah County could be fined or arrested for not following social distancing guidelines. Source: Homeless people in Portland are subject […]
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Oregon’s ‘stay at home’ order leaves unanswered questions for people with no homes

Gov. Kate Brown issued a “stay at home” order Monday that gave no guidance for people who have no home to stay in. Neighboring states with similar orders and large homeless populations carved out specific exemptions for people who are living in tents or in vehicles, but Brown has said almost nothing about homeless people […]
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First coronavirus-related emergency homeless shelter to open in North Portland

The first 120 of at least 400 emergency homeless shelter beds are expected to open Thursday in a North Portland community center. Source: First coronavirus-related emergency homeless shelter to open in North Portland – oregonlive.com

Homeless Organizing | Kids At Home | Mental Health | Airport Workers – OPB’s Think Out Loud

How are homeless folks responding to coronavirus? What are you doing to keep your kids entertained and busy? How will social distancing affect people facing mental health challenges? Airport workers are asking for better sick leave policies. Source: Homeless Organizing | Kids At Home | Mental Health | Airport Workers . Radio | OPB

 Metro declines request to postpone $250 million homeless services measure

Officials with five chambers of commerce in the region say raising taxes during the COVID-16 pandamic will hurt businesses Source: Pamplin Media Group – Metro declines request to postpone $250 million homeless services measure

Portland Will Cut Back On Homeless Campsite Sweeps During COVID-19 Crisis

The city of Portland has decided to cut down on the number of homeless campsites it clears out each week, citing fears that it could worsen an outbreak of COVID-19 among the region’s already vulnerable homeless population. Source: Portland Will Cut Back On Homeless Campsite Sweeps During COVID-19 Crisis . News | OPB

Banding together to keep homeless services flowing

City, county and nonprofits are working to preserve assistance for the unhoused during COVID-19 situation. Source: Banding together to keep homeless services flowing – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Coronavirus questions abound in homeless camps. Multnomah County launches effort to prevent outbreak there

Raven Drake spent the money she made selling Street Roots papers on hand sanitizer and soap once she heard the novel coronavirus had come to Oregon.She shared a campsite with a friend who is HIV positive, and Drake knew that COVID-19 could be deadly. Source: Coronavirus questions abound in homeless camps. Multnomah County launches effort […]
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Cramped In Shelters And Campsites, Portland’s Homeless Brace For Coronavirus .

t’s near the top of the CDC’s list of ways to steer clear of COVID-19: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Or, in reverse: If you’re sick, go home. But for the 4,000 Portlanders with no bedroom of their own, finding space to recuperate — or stay away from those showing symptoms — is no […]
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