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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Overnight Sleeping Resolution will come before Council

December 14, 2011

Together with our partners at Multnomah County and in the faith community, we're committed to long-term solutions to homelessness, but we're also looking for options to address immediate needs in our community.

This week, we'll file a resolution that will establish a pilot program to allow overnight sleeping, within certain guidelines, on the site of religious institutions and limited other sites in Portland. The resolution is based on a similar program in Eugene, Oregon.

At a time when the need for a safe place to sleep far exceeds our shelter, housing and service resources, this pilot will help us address a pressing humanitarian crisis.

The resolution, co-sponsored by Commissioners Leonard and Satlzman, will be heard by Council next week and will go into effect immediately once passed.


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