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.
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. 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: 10/16/2023
|Performance Measure||FY 14-15||FY 15-16||FY 16-17||FY 17-18||FY 18-19||FY 19-20||FY 20-21||FY 21-22||FY 22-23|
|Campsite Removals Performed||139||139||571||3,122||2,828||2,169||248||1,087||4,019|
|Total Campsite Removal Cost||$171,113||$171,082||$578,992||$1,576,575||$2,155,030*||$3,424,524*||$4,173,582*|
|Risk Assessments Performed||n/a||n/a||n/a||2,971||4,640||11,440||13,374||21,347||29,328|
|Garbage Collected (tons)||n/a||n/a||n/a||1,301||1,954||3,275||3,965||5,318||6,127|
*Includes costs paid by ODOT.