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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

Council approves overnight sleeping pilot program

December 21, 2011

Today, the Council voted 3-0 in support of a resolution to establish a one-year pilot program that will allow small-scale overnight sleeping at certain locations around Portland. Together with our partners at Multnomah County and in the non-profit and faith communities, we're committed to long-term solutions to homelessness, but we're also looking for options to address immediate, urgent needs in our community.

Our program is modeled after similar initiatives that have been successful in Eugene and Seattle. A group of partners will closely monitor the program and return to Council in a year with a report on the program's successes and challenges.

Resolution and Guidelines

Calling on Portlanders to help the homeless

Oregonian Editorial Board

City revisits overnight sleeping rules

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

Council approves camping program

Jim Redden in the Tribune

Portland likely to allow car camping

Beth Slovic in the Oregonian