Portland created the Homelessness/Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program to address some of the impacts of people living on City property. This audit found that improvements are needed in communicating about cleanups, both with people reporting the camps to the City and those living in the camps and using data to manage the program.
Clean-ups of Homeless Camps: Improved Communications and Data Needed
Portland created a program in 2015 to address some of the impacts of people living in tents and other makeshift shelters on City property. We make recommendations to improve the program’s public information, data, and internal policies.