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Homelessness Toolkit

City of Portland


Protecting Health and Safety: Campsite Cleanup Protocol May 2021

In May 2021, the Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program revised its campsite removal protocols with the support of City Council.

Public health considerations for City policies related to assessing and clearing encampments.

Memo dated March 2021 from Multnomah County Health to the City's Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program.

City Council unanimously agrees on health and safety protocols for unsanctioned campsites

After reduced campsite removals during COVID-19, City Council agrees to address health and safety risks. The City will continue providing outreach, hygiene access and other services to people experiencing homelessness.

Protecting Health and Safety: Campsite Cleanup Changes June 2020

As Multnomah County reopens, the City of Portland will adjust campsite cleanup procedures to protect health and safety - including yours.

Portland Emergency Hygiene Stations

In response to COVID-19, and in partnership with PBEM and MCHD, the City has placed several portable toilets and handwashing stations at strategic locations throughout the City. Additional units are expected to be placed in the near future.

One Point of Contact Flowchart

A simplified version following the One Point of Contact process-- from the initial filing of a report to cleanup or site monitoring.

Navigation Team Outcomes

This page illustrates the outcomes from all of the sites the Navigation Team has worked at through February 2021.

Sanitation Access Outreach Solicitation

HUCIRP is requesting applications from social service providers, business owners, non-profits, and faith communities willing to partner with the City on expanded access for sanitation services to unhoused community members in Portland.

Sanitation Access Pilot Program Information

Information on the Hygiene Program Pilot HUCIRP is implementing.

2019 Point-In-Time Demographic Analysis Dashboard

Provided through A Home For Everyone, this online dashboard highlights data received from the 2019 Point-In-Time Count.

2019 Point-In-Time Count Report

A snapshot count of the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Portland/Gresham/Multnomah County, Oregon

League of Oregon Cities Anderson Brief

Information about the City of Portland's Policy related to cleanup of unlawful campsites following the Anderson Settlement Agreement.

Anderson Settlement Agreement

The Anderson Settlement Agreement governs the process by which the City responds to unsanctioned campsites.

Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with ODOT

IGA for the removal and disposition of personal property upon ODOT State Right-of-Way located within the City of Portland.

Day Storage Program

Information related to the City's Day Storage Program

Information about City of Portland and ODOT Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA)

Information related to the IGA between the City of Portland and ODOT to conduct campsite cleanups on ODOT property within City limits.

Navigation Team

Learn more about the Navigation Team, funded through the Joint Office of Homeless Services, and how HUCIRP provides support.

Impact Reduction Program Performance Measures

Read about the performance of the Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program.

HUCIRP 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

The 2019-2021 HUCIRP Strategic Plan provides a three-year roadmap for helping to achieve the program's mission.

Information for Religious Institutions

Information for Religious Institutions regarding Safe Park Programs and Transitional Housing Allowances.

One Point of Contact Campsite Reporting System

A system designed to streamline services aimed at improving public health and safety.

Flow Chart: Homelessness/Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program

This flow chart shows how the program prioritizes and responds to campsite reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about housing and homelessness in Portland.

Shelter & Temporary Places to Sleep

Information for individuals seeking shelter

Process for Belongings Retrieval

If you are experiencing homelessness and your belongings were taken as part of a City cleanup, click here to get more information on what you can do to retrieve your belongings.

City-County Joint Office of Homeless Services

Established in 2016 to oversee the delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness in the City of Portland and Multnomah County.

A Home For Everyone

About the regional collaboration working to house individuals experiencing homelessness

Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

You can help make a difference in the lives of those who truly need it.

Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program

Information about the City's programs to help manage livability issues associated with homelessness.

Camping Response

When camps are cleaned up, campers are provided at least 72 hours written notice before the City comes to clean the area. Click here to learn more about the City's response to unsanctioned camping.

Campsites on Private Property

Resources and suggestions for dealing with property not owned or managed by the City of Portland