Impact Reduction Program Data Dashboard and Performance Measures

Map of downtown Portland with multi-colored dots, campsite data on the left, two different charts/graphs on the bottom and a pop out of a posting
Take a look at the new Impact Reduction Program Dashboard and learn about the program's performance measures.

View the Dashboard

After being in the works for several years, the Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program has unveiled their first online dashboard. The interactive webpage provides current information and status updates about unsanctioned campsite reports, site assessments, and removals. Photos of posted notices and before and after photos are also available.

Two side by side images of the same location. One on left is obstructed by tarps, furniture, garbage, bikes, cooler. The other one just shows a sidewalk and buildings behind it.

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Historical Performance Measures

In addition to the dashboard, the figures below help to measure and track the Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program's performance. Prior to the Impact Reduction Program, the Citywide Coordinated Campsite Cleanup Program was developed in FY 2014-15 as a need was identified by property-owning bureaus and City Council to centralize a coordinating entity to carry out campsite cleanup and removal in compliance with the Anderson et. al. v. City of Portland settlement agreement.[1] The Impact Reduction Program replaced the Coordinated Campsite Cleanup Program as the group responsible for reducing the impact of unsheltered homelessness, associated trash, and bio-waste within the City of Portland while also integrating operations with the Joint Office of Homeless Services/A Home for Everyone. In FY 2017-18, the Impact Reduction Program increased its total staff from one full-time employee (FTE) to three FTEs, and the program’s budget substantially increased. At the same time, these metrics were developed as data points to help measure program success.

Last update: 8/29/2022

Performance MeasureFY 14-15FY 15-16FY 16-17FY 17-18FY 18-19FY 19-20FY 20-21FY 21-22
Reports Received/Processed1393,64317,29325,460 35,00541,71760,32075,751
Campsite Removals Performed1391395713,122 2,8282,1692481,087
Total Campsite Removal Cost$171,113$171,082$578,992$1,576,575 $2,155,030*$3,424,524*$4,173,582*
Total Campsite Assessment Costn/an/an/an/a$390,495$517,853*$666,154*$1,663,707*
Avg. Direct Cost Per Removal$1,231$1,231$1,014$505 $762*$1713*$2505*$2,267*
Risk Assessments Performedn/an/an/a2,971 4,64011,44013,37421,347
Garbage Collected (tons)n/an/an/a1,301 1,9543,2753,9655,318

*Includes costs paid by ODOT.

**Indicates data that is missing or incomplete. The following graphs show the number of campsite removals performed for each fiscal year and the average total direct cost per removal. The Impact Reduction Program's budget to conduct cleanups has more than quadrupled since FY 2014-15 as the need to more holistically address unsanctioned urban camping has grown.