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Weekly Street Services report: November 14 - 20, 2022

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The Street Services Coordination Center is dedicated to assisting people experiencing homelessness and reducing the impacts of homelessness in Portland. We collect trash, evaluate health and safety risks, remove unsafe camps, provide shelter referrals and transportation to shelters.
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Community members,

We are pleased to provide a summary of last week’s Street Services Coordination Center’s activity. This is a collaborative team that streamlines services offered to those living outside and to expedite homelessness related cleanup efforts throughout Portland in a compassionate manner. Our team is comprised of the Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program, Fire & Rescue, police, transportation, parks and recreation, and Multnomah County. Together we’ve taken a collective approach to remove campsites that pose the highest risk to health and safety.

Shelter referrals

The Street Services Coordination Center has designated shelter beds available to those impacted by campsite removals. We have offered shelter beds to thousands of people experiencing homelessness since April 2022. The data below only represents the number of people who said they were interested in a shelter referral last week and a call was made to determine availability.  

  • 44 people expressed an interest in a shelter referral
  • 34 people accepted shelter referrals
  • 17 people used a shelter bed for at least one night  
  • Total shelter referrals since April 11, 2022: 1221
  • Total people who have used a shelter bed: 481

Campsite assessment, cleanup and removal highlights

The Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program assesses reported campsites, picks up garbage, provides resource referrals, and removes sites that pose health and safety risks. Using empathy and innovation, we minimize the impacts of homelessness while partner programs expand long-term access to safe, affordable housing. 

From November 14 - 20, 2022, the Impact Reduction Program:

  • Received  2839 new campsite reports (906 were regarding three locations along SE Powell Blvd); including 294 reports of people living in vehicles
  • Observed about 399 active campsites, accounting for duplicate reports about the same locations and including vehicle campsites
  • Assessed approximately 505campsites, engaging with people living there, collecting garbage and biohazardous materials, and coordinating with service providers
  • Removed 79campsites that posed a risk to health and safety, safely storing campers' personal property 

Summary

  • Shelter referrals offered: 44
  • Shelter referrals accepted: 34
  • Shelter beds used: 17
  • Campsite reports received: 2839
  • Total active campsites observed: 399
  • Campsite assessments: 505
  • Campsites removed: 79

See all campsite locations reported last week.

See all campsite locations reported during the last 12 weeks.

A map shows the geographic sections of Portland: Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast and North.

North Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • N Suttle Rd
  • I-5 NB at N Columbia
  • N Columbia and N Argyle
  • N Columbia, west of N Argyle
  • N Loring and N Harding
  • N Loring and N Albina

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • N Force, south of N Expo
  • N Union Ct at N MLK
  • I-5 NB off ramp at N Marine
  • I-5 NB on ramp at N Victory (1)
  • I-5 NB on ramp at N Victory (2)
  • N Denver and N Schmeer
  • I-5 NB off ramp to N Columbia
  • Madrona Park (1)
  • Madrona Park (2)
  • I-5 NB off ramp to N Skidmore
  • N Williams and N Wheeler-Weidler
  • N Interstate and N Multnomah

Northeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NE 42nd and NE Lombard on/off ramps
  • NE 60th and NE Ainsworth
  • NE Ainsworth near NE Portland Hwy
  • NE 99th, north of NE Wygant

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • NE MLK at I-84 EB
  • NE Lloyd-1st and NE Oregon
  • NE 2nd-3rd and NE Schuyler
  • NE Grand and NE Lloyd
  • NE Grand-6th and NE Pacific
  • NE 6th and NE Pacific-Holladay
  • NE 7th and NE Irving-Oregon
  • NE 16th and NE Lloyd
  • Colwood Natural Areas at NE Alderwood
  • I-205 MUP at NE Killingsworth
  • I-205 NB, north of E Burnside (cage)
  • NE 96th and NE Sandy
  • NE 99th and E Burnside
  • NE 100th and NE Glisan
  • NE 128th and NE Clackamas-Halsey
  • Cross Levy

Southeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • Eastbank Esplanade underneath Hawthorne Bridge
  • SE Water and SE Washington
  • SE Oak, west of SE 2nd
  • SE Belmont, east of SE Water
  • SE Madison, east of SE Water
  • SE Hawthorne, east of SE Water
  • SE 2nd and SE Belmont
  • SE 2nd and SE Hawthorne
  • SE 3rd and SE Madison
  • SE 3rd-MLK and SE Belmont
  • SE MLK and SE Alder
  • SE 9th and SE Salmon
  • SE 11th and SE Oak
  • SE 26th and SE Tenino
  • SE 60th-61st and SE Powell
  • SE 79th and SE Powell
  • SwCT at SE 82nd
  • SE 88th and SE Holgate-Pardee
  • SE 88th and SE Pardee-Schiller
  • SE 91st and E Burnside
  • SE 91st and E Burnside Frontage Rd
  • SE Lambert field
  • I-205 NB off ramp to SE Woodstock
  • SE 96th cul-de-sac
  • SE 98th, south of SE Division
  • SE 101st and SE Division
  • SE 117th and SE Ash
  • SE Naegeli Ct-174th and SE Naegeli

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • I-5 underneath E Burnside
  • SE 9th-10th and SE Yamhill
  • I-205 MUP near SE Tenino
  • SE Tacoma and SE Tenino
  • SE 26th and SE Tacoma
  • SE 74th-75th and SE Powell
  • SE 81st and SE Washington-Alder
  • SE 81st-82nd and SE Washington
  • SE 88th and SE Holgate-Pardee
  • SE 88th and SE Pardee-Schiller
  • SE 92nd and SE Caruthers
  • SE 92nd, south of SE Flavel
  • SE 94th and SE Boise
  • SE 94th and SE Yamhill-Taylor
  • I-205 MUP at E Burnside
  • SE Powell underneath I-205 
  • West Lents Floodplain
  • SwCT from SE Flavel-92nd
  • I-205 SB off ramp to SE Stark
  • I-205 SB from SE Holgate-Mitchell
  • I-205 NB near SE Boise
  • I-205 NB at SE Holgate
  • I-205 NB, north of SE Mt Scott
  • I-205 MUP, north of Holgate
  • I-205 MUP at SE Insley
  • Steel St Pedestrian Bridge
  • SE 96th and SE Holgate
  • SE 96th and SE Lincoln
  • SE 102nd triangle, north of SE Stark
  • SwCT-SE Flavel, east of I-205
  • SwCT from I-205-SE 101st
  • SwCT from SE 101st-103rd
  • SwCT from SE Foster-111th

Southwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • Morrison Bridge off ramp to SW Naito
  • Morrison Bridge ramp at SW Alder
  • SW Naito and SW Taylor
  • SW Naito and SW Columbia
  • SW Naito and SW Columbia-Jefferson
  • SW 1st and SW Morrison
  • SW 1st and SW Washington
  • SW 2nd and W Burnside
  • SW 2nd and SW Yamhill
  • SW 2nd and SW Oak
  • SW 2nd and SW Pine
  • SW 2nd-3rd and SW Oak-Pine
  • SW 4th and SW Alder-Washington
  • SW 4th and SW Washington
  • SW Park and W Burnside-SW Ankeny
  • SW Park and SW Columbia
  • SW Park and SW Columbia-Jefferson
  • SW 9th and W Burnside-SW Ankeny
  • SW 10th and SW Clay-Columbia
  • SW 10th and SW Columbia-Jefferson
  • SW 10th and SW Main
  • SW 10th and SW Main-Salmon
  • SW 10th-11th and SW Main
  • SW 11th and SW Jefferson-Main
  • SW 13th and SW Montgomery
  • Hwy 26 EB ramp to I-405 SB

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • SW Naito and SW Ash
  • SW Naito and SW Oak
  • SW Naito and SW Taylor-Morrison
  • SW 1st and W Burnside
  • SW 1st and SW Ash
  • SW 3rd and SW Yamhill
  • SW 3rd and SW Pine-Oak
  • SW 6th and SW Pine
  • SW Broadway and SW Market
  • SW Park and SW Clay
  • SW Park and SW Washington-Harvey Milk
  • SW Park and SW Jefferson
  • SW Park and SW Alder
  • SW 10th and SW Main
  • SW 10th-11th and SW Salmon

Northwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NW Naito and W Burnside
  • NW Naito and NW Glisan southbound
  • NW 1st and W Burnside
  • NW 1st-2nd and NW Couch
  • NW 2nd and NW Couch
  • NW 2nd and NW Davis
  • NW 2nd-3rd and NW Glisan
  • NW 3rd and W Burnside
  • NW 3rd and W Burnside-NW Couch
  • NW 3rd and NW Davis
  • NW 4th-5th and NW Everett
  • NW 5th and NW Davis
  • NW 5th and NW Hoyt-Irving
  • NW 6th and NW Hoyt-Irving
  • NW Station Way and NW Lovejoy Ct

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • NW 1st, underneath MAX ramp
  • NW 1st and NW Couch-Davis
  • NW 3rd and W Burnside (1)
  • NW 3rd and W Burnside (2)
  • NW 4th and NW Flanders
  • NW 4th and NW Hoyt
  • NW 6th and NW Davis-Everett
  • NW Broadway and NW Everett
  • NW 20th and NW Thurman