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Homelessness Toolkit

City of Portland


Frequently Asked Questions

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

Shelter & Temporary Places to Sleep

Resources for an array of safe places to sleep for different demographics.

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 represent a shared commitment and 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 the Portland region's homeless.

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

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 24 hours written notice before the City comes to clean the area. Click here to learn more about the City's response to unsanctioned camping.