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Weekly Street Services report: November 21 - 27, 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.  

  • 31 people expressed an interest in a shelter referral
  • 20 people accepted shelter referrals
  • 13 people used a shelter bed for at least one night  
  • Total shelter referrals since April 11, 2022: 1252
  • Total people who have used a shelter bed: 494

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 21 - 27, 2022, the Impact Reduction Program:

  • Received  2433 new campsite reports (933 were regarding three locations along SE Powell Blvd); including 203 reports of people living in vehicles
  • Observed about 320 active campsites, accounting for duplicate reports about the same locations and including vehicle campsites
  • Assessed approximately 390campsites, engaging with people living there, collecting garbage and biohazardous materials, and coordinating with service providers
  • Removed 41campsites that posed a risk to health and safety, safely storing campers' personal property 

Summary

  • Shelter referrals offered: 31
  • Shelter referrals accepted: 20
  • Shelter beds used: 13
  • Campsite reports received: 2433
  • Total active campsites observed: 320
  • Campsite assessments: 390
  • Campsites removed: 41

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:

  • I-5 NB off ramp to N Columbia
  • N Williams and N Wheeler-Weidler
  • N Interstate and N Multnomah

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

  • N Columbia and N Landfill Rd
  • N Force, south of N Expo
  • N Oswego and N Willamette
  • 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 Victory and N Whitaker
  • N Denver and N Schmeer
  • Madrona Park (1)
  • Madrona Park (2)
  • I-5 NB off ramp to N Skidmore
  • N Williams and NE Multnomah

Northeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • 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

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

  • Colwood Natural Areas at NE Alderwood
  • NE 21st and NE Oregon-Pacific
  • I-205 MUP at NE Killingsworth
  • I-205 NB, north of E Burnside (cage)
  • NE 96th and NE Sandy
  • NE 100th and NE Glisan
  • NE 126th and E Burnside
  • NE 127th and E Burnside-Couch
  • NE 128th and NE Clackamas-Halsey
  • Cross Levy

Southeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SE 9th-10th and SE Yamhill
  • SE 81st and SE Washington-Alder
  • SE 81st-82nd and SE Washington
  • I-205 MUP at SE Insley
  • Steel St Pedestrian Bridge
  • SE 102nd triangle, north of SE Stark

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

  • I-5 underneath E Burnside
  • SE Water and SE Stark
  • SE 6th and SE Washington
  • SE 22nd-24th and SE Ankeny
  • I-205 MUP near SE Tenino
  • SE Tacoma and SE Tenino
  • SE 26th and SE Tacoma
  • SE Cesar Chavez and SE Oak Ct
  • SE Cesar Chavez and SE Oak-Ankeny
  • SE 45th and SE Madison
  • SE 74th-75th and SE Powell
  • 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
  • SE 96th and SE Holgate
  • SE 96th and SE Lincoln
  • SwCT-SE Flavel, east of I-205
  • SwCT from I-205-SE 101st
  • SwCT from SE 101st-103rd
  • SwCT from SE Foster-111th
  • SE 120th and SE Morrison
  • SE 122nd and SE Morrison
  • SE 143rd and SE Division
  • SE 146th and SE Stark
  • SE 160th and SE Division

Southwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SW Naito and SW Ash
  • SW Naito and SW Oak
  • SW Naito and SW Taylor-Morrison
  • SW 1st and SW Ash
  • SW 1st and W Burnside
  • SW 3rd and SW Pine-Oak
  • SW 3rd and SW Yamhill
  • 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

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

  • SW Naito and SW Morrison-Harvey Milk
  • SW 3rd-4th and SW Market
  • SW 12th and SW Main-Salmon
  • Ross Island Bridge (1)
  • Ross Island Bridge (2)
  • Ross Island Bridge (3)

Northwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • 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

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

  • NW Naito, north of Broadway Bridge
  • NW 2nd-3rd and NW Everett
  • NW 2nd-3rd and NW Flanders
  • NW Broadway and NW Couch
  • NW 8th and NW Everett
  • NW 8th and NW Flanders
  • NW 8th and NW Glisan
  • NW Park and NW Couch
  • NW Park and NW Davis
  • NW Park and NW Flanders