For years, local and state politicians have promised to end the homeless crisis. Despite more and more money spent each year, the situation has never been worse. We need a change. We need urgency, action and most important – results.
Shelter — Provide safe, clean shelter with access to life-saving services for anyone and everyone who needs it.
Safety — Phase-out unsafe, inhumane camping in public places. In 2020, more than 125 Portlanders died on the streets.
Housing — Fast-track and cut the cost of permanent housing. Right now, it takes too long and costs too much to build housing solutions.
Accountability – Create independent oversight over the millions being spent each month on homelessness and housing. Conflicts of interest undermine public confidence.