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Weekly Street Services report: December 5 - 11, 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.  

  • 25 people expressed an interest in a shelter referral
  • 19 people accepted shelter referrals
  • 6 people used a shelter bed for at least one night  
  • Total shelter referrals since April 11, 2022: 1319
  • Total people who have used a shelter bed: 528

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 December 5 - 11, 2022, the Impact Reduction Program:

  • Received  1384  new campsite reports; including  119 reports of people living in vehicles
  • Observed about 473 active campsites, accounting for duplicate reports about the same locations and including vehicle campsites
  • Assessed approximately 575  campsites, engaging with people living there, collecting garbage and biohazardous materials, and coordinating with service providers
  • Removed 75  campsites that posed a risk to health and safety, safely storing campers' personal property 

Summary

  • Shelter referrals offered: 25
  • Shelter referrals accepted: 19
  • Shelter beds used: 6
  • Campsite reports received: 1384
  • Total active campsites observed: 473
  • Campsite assessments: 575
  • Campsites removed: 75

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 on ramp from N Hayden Island
  • N Jantzen Dr underneath I-5
  • N Tomahawk Island and N Jantzen Beach
  • I-205 MUP a N MLK
  • N Union Ct at N MLK
  • N Union Ct at Delta Park
  • N Victory Blvd (1)
  • N Victory Blvd (2)
  • N Victory Blvd (3)
  • N Denver and N Victory
  • N Schmeer and N Whitaker
  • N Interstate and N Going
  • Pitman Hydro Park at N Interstate and N Going
  • N Commercial and N Jessup

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 Denver and N Schmeer
  • N Denver and N Victory
  • N Hunt and N Albina
  • N Albina and N Argyle
  • N Kerby and N Argyle
  • N Minnesota and N Terry
  • N Montana and N Liberty
  • N Lombard and N Montana
  • I-5 SB on ramp from N Lombard EB
  • I-5 SB on ramp from N Lombard WB
  • I-5 NB off ramp at N Lombard
  • I-5 NB off ramp, south of N Lombard
  • I-5 SB, south of N Saratoga
  • I-5 NB on ramp at N Rosa Parks
  • I-5 NB off ramp at N Rosa Parks
  • Madrona Park (1)
  • Madrona Park (2)
  • I-5 NB on ramp from N Going
  • I-5 SB on ramp from N Going
  • I-5 NB off ramp to N Skidmore

Northeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NE 81st and NE Fremont-Klickitat
  • NE 81st-82nd and NE Klickitat
  • NE 122nd and NE Holladay-Oregon
  • NE 128th and NE Clackamas-Halsey
  • NE 185th and NE Marine Dr-Riverside Pkwy (1)
  • NE 185th and NE Marine Dr-Riverside Pkwy (2)

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

  • NE MLK-Grand and NE Clackamas
  • NE Grand and NE Lloyd
  • NE 6th-7th and NE Davis
  • NE 7th and NE Everett
  • NE 7th and NE Flanders
  • NE 8th and NE Flanders-Glisan
  • NE 10th-11th and NE Glisan
  • Colwood Natural Areas at NE Alderwood
  • NE Glass Plant, south of NE Alderwood
  • NE Glass Plant and NE Alderwood-Simpson
  • NE Glass Plant and NE Simpson
  • NE Glass Plant, south of NE Simpson
  • Columbia Slough under I-205
  • I-205 MUP north of E Burnside
  • I-205 MUP at NE Killingsworth
  • NE Killingsworth and NE Lombard
  • NE 99th and NE Pacific
  • NE 99th and NE Pacific-Irving
  • NE 99th and NE Irving
  • NE 100th and NE Glisan
  • NE 100th and NE Irving
  • NE 102nd and NE Weidler
  • NE 102nd-103rd and NE Clackamas
  • NE 112th and NE Halsey
  • NE 117th and NE Halsey
  • NE 118th and NE Halsey
  • Cross Levy

Southeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SE Main-Salmon underneath I-5
  • SE MLK and SE Hawthorne
  • SE MLK-Grand and SE Clay
  • SE Grand and SE Stark
  • SE 6th and SE Lincoln
  • SE 6th-7th and SE Division St
  • SE 6th-7th and SE Taylor
  • SE 7th and SE Pine
  • SE 7th-8th and SE Ankeny
  • SE 8th and SE Yamhill
  • SE 9th-10th and SE Washington
  • SE 9th-10th and SE Alder
  • SE 10th and SE Taylor
  • SE 11th-12th and SE Alder
  • SE Cesar Chavez and SE Oak Ct
  • SE Cesar Chavez and SE Oak-Ankeny
  • SE 49th and SE Haig
  • SE 50th and SE Haig
  • SE 63rd and SE Powell
  • SE 66th-67th and SE Powell
  • SE 72nd and SE Powell
  • SE 79th and SE Powell
  • SE 82nd and SE Brooklyn
  • SE 82nd and SE Rhone
  • SE 82nd-83rd and SE Rhone
  • SE 85th and SE Brooklyn 
  • SE 90th-93rd and E Burnside
  • I-205 SB from SE Holgate-Mitchell
  • I-205 NB off ramp to SE Division (1)
  • I-205 NB off ramp to SE Powell (1)
  • I-205 NB off ramp to SE Powell (2)
  • I-205 NB, north of SE Mt Scott
  • SwCT-SE Flavel, east of I-205

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

  • SE Water and SE Stark
  • SE 3rd and SE Oak
  • SE 3rd and SE Alder
  • SE 3rd and SE Division-Harrison
  • SE Division underneath SE MLK
  • SE MLK-Grand and SE Salmon
  • SE 6th and SE Oak
  • SE 8th and SE Washington
  • SE Mcloughlin near SE Holgate
  • SE Mcloughlin near SE Center
  • SE Mcloughlin near SE Rhone (1)
  • SE McLoughlin near SE Rhone (2)
  • SE 74th-75th and SE Powell
  • SE 92nd and SE Caruthers
  • SE 94th and SE Boise
  • SE 94th and SE Yamhill-Taylor
  • SE Powell underneath I-205 (1)
  • SE Powell underneath I-205 (2)
  • West Lents Floodplain
  • I-205 SB off ramp to SE Foster
  • I-205 NB off ramp to SE Division (2)
  • I-205 NB near SE Boise
  • I-205 NB near SE Center
  • I-205 MUP near SE Grant
  • I-205 MUP, south of SE Powell
  • I-205 MUP, north of Holgate
  • I-205 MUP at SE Woodstock
  • I-205 MUP at SE Washington
  • I-205 MUP at SE Market
  • SE 96th and SE Lincoln
  • SE 97th and E Burnside
  • SwCT from I-205-SE 101st
  • SE 104th and SE Boise
  • SE 104th and SE Boise-Cora
  • SE 109th-110th and SE Clinton
  • SE 110th-111th and SE Clinton
  • SE 111th-11th and SE Clinton
  • SE 122nd and SE Madison
  • SE 127th, south of E Burnside
  • SE 146th and SE Stark-Morrison
  • SE 160th and SE Stark-Alder
  • Oaks Crossing
  • Oaks Park Way (1)
  • Oaks Park Way (2)

Southwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SW 1st and SW Yamhill
  • SW 2nd and SW Pine
  • SW 2nd and SW Ash (a)
  • SW 3rd and SW Yamhill
  • SW 3rd-4th and SE Madison
  • SW 5th and SW Ankeny
  • SW 9th and SW Oak-Harvey Milk
  • SW 9th and SW Harvey Milk
  • SW Capitol and SW Bertha

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

  • SW Naito and SW Harvey Milk
  • SW Naito and SW Morrison
  • SW 1st and W Burnside
  • SW 1st and SW Morrison
  • SW 4th and SW Lincoln
  • I-405 NB off ramp to SW 4th
  • SW 5th ramp to I-405 SB
  • SW Broadway ramp to I-405 SB

Northwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NW Naito and NW Everett
  • NW 3rd and NW Flanders
  • NW Broadway and NW Flanders
  • NW Flanders underneath I-405
  • NW 15th and NW Irving
  • NW 15th and NW Johnson
  • NW 15th and NW Kearney
  • NW 15th-16th and NW Johnson
  • NW 15th-16th and NW Kearney
  • NW 15th-16th and NW Lovejoy
  • NW 16th and NW Flanders-Glisan
  • NW 17th and NW Glisan
  • NW 20th and NW Thurman

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

  • NW 3rd and NW Glisan
  • NW 5th and NW Hoyt
  • NW Station Way and NW Lovejoy
  • NW Broadway-8th and NW Couch
  • NW Broadway-Park and NW Hoyt
  • NW 9th and NW Glisan-Hoyt
  • NW 9th and NW Hoyt-Irving
  • NW 9th and NW Johnson
  • NW 17th and NW Everett
  • NW 18th-19th and NW Flanders
  • NW 28th and NW Industrial
  • NW 29th and NW Industrial
  • NW 29th, north of NW Industrial
  • NW 30th and NW Industrial
  • NW 31st and NW Industrial
  • NW 31st and NW Nicolai