Weekly Street Services report: July 18 - 24, 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 the past week’s activity for the Streets Services Coordination Center, a collaborative team dedicated to streamlining 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. We coordinate our work, share information and resources, and communicate with one another on a daily basis.

Shelter referrals

Thanks to the Joint Office of Homeless Services, the Street Services Coordination Center has designated shelter beds available to those impacted by campsite removals. We offer shelter beds to as many people experiencing homelessness as possible, we estimate that we have offered shelter beds to approximately 1,700 people from April 11 - July 22, 2022. The data below only represents the number of people who said they were interested in a shelter referral and a call was made to determine availability.

Here is the Streets Services Coordination Center shelter referral information for July 18 - 24, 2022:

35 people expressed an interest in a shelter referral

32 people accepted shelter referrals

15 people used a shelter bed for at least one night  

Since April 11, 2022 the Streets Services Coordination Center has offered shelter referrals to a total of 595 individuals, and a total of 251 people have used a shelter bed for at least one night.

Campsite assessment, cleanup and removal highlights

From July 18 - 24, 2022, the Impact Reduction Program:

  • Received 2004 new campsite reports, including 164 reports of people living in vehicles
  • Observed about 267 active campsites, accounting for duplicate reports about the same locations
  • Assessed approximately 561 campsites, engaging with people living there, collecting garbage and biohazardous materials, and coordinating with service providers
  • Cleaned 4campsites, removing only identified garbage and biohazardous materials 
  • Removed  45campsites that posed a risk to health and safety, safely storing campers' personal property 

Summary

  • Shelter referrals offered: 35
  • Shelter referrals accepted: 32
  • Shelter beds used: 15
  • Campsite reports received: 2004
  • Active campsites observed: 267
  • Campsite assessments: 561
  • Campsites cleaned: 4
  • Campsites removed: 45

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 SB at N Flint
  • N Hunt and N Argyle
  • N Richmond and N Crawford (1)
  • N Richmond and N Crawford (2)
  • N Richmond and N Crawford (3)
  • Peninsula Crossing Trail, N Fessenden-Columbia (1)
  • Peninsula Crossing Trail, N Fessenden-Columbia (2)
  • Peninsula Crossing Trail, N Fessenden-Columbia (3)

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

  • I-5 NB underneath N Flint
  • N Denver and N Lombard
  • I-5 NB on ramp at N Rosa Parks
  • N Williams and N Russell
  • N Minnesota and N Killingsworth-Emerson

Northeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • Near 15 NE Hancock (a)
  • NE 6th and NE Everett
  • NE Lloyd and NE Grand-9th
  • NE 14th and NE Weidler
  • I-205 NB off ramp at NE Killingsworth
  • I-205 MUP, north of NE Sandy

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

  • NE 6th-9th and NE Holladay-Multnomah
  • NE 8th-9th and NE Everett
  • NE 10th and NE Glisan
  • NE 68th and NE Halsey
  • NE 72nd and NE Broadway
  • NE 125th and E Burnside
  • NE 127th and E Burnside
  • ODOT lot at NE Glass Plant
  • I-205 MUP near NE 102nd (1)
  • Columbia Slough underneath NE MLK

Southeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • Eastbank Esplanade near SE Madison
  • SE Belmont, east of SE Water
  • SE 2nd and SE Belmont
  • SE 7th and SE Pine
  • SE 10th-11th and SE Oak
  • SE 21st and SE Powell
  • SE 25th and SE Raymond-Schiller
  • SE 33rd and SE Powell
  • Near 3520 SE Powell 
  • SE 67th and SE Center
  • SE 82nd and SE Oak (a)
  • SE 82nd and SE Lafayette
  • I-205 MUP at SE Glenwood-Duke
  • SE 145th and SE Division (1)
  • SE 145th and SE Division (2)
  • SE 160th and SE Division

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

  • Audrey McCall Beach
  • SE Alder, east of SE Water
  • SE 3rd and SE Alder
  • SE 3rd and SE Stark
  • SE 6th-7th and E Burnside-SE Ankeny
  • SE 7th and SE Sandy
  • SE 6th-8th and SE Everett
  • SE 8th and SE Ash
  • SE 9th and SE Taylor
  • SE 9th and SE Taggart-Tilikum
  • SE 10th and SE Mill
  • SE 23rd and SE Lambert-Nehalem (1)
  • SE 23rd and SE Lambert-Nehalem (2)
  • SE Powell, east of SE 33rd
  • SE 35th-36th and SE Hawthorne
  • SE 65th-66th and SE Powell
  • SE 80th and SE Powell-Rhine
  • SE 96th and SE Yukon-Knight
  • I-205 SB from SE Holgate-Mitchell
  • I-205 MUP at SE Caruthers-Division
  • I-205 MUP near SE 92nd and SE Tenino
  • I-205 MUP at SE Washington-Market
  • I-205 MUP at SE Gladstone-Boise
  • SwCT from SE 82nd-Lambert
  • SwCT at SE Lambert
  • SwCT at SE Malden Ct
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park

Southwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SW 1st along I-405 NB (north side)
  • SW Naito and SW Yamhill
  • SW 1st and SW Main
  • SW 1st and SW Harvey Milk
  • SW 4th and SW Washington
  • SW 6th -Broadway and SW Pine
  • SW 13th and SW Taylor-Yamhill

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

  • Morrison Bridge off ramp at SW 1st and SW Washington
  • SW Naito and SW Harvey Milk-Morrison
  • SW 1st and SW Ankeny
  • SW 1st and SW Ash
  • SW 2nd and SW Oak-Pine
  • SW Park and SW Oak
  • SW 12th and SW Jefferson
  • SW 12th and SW Yamhill
  • I-5 NB near Ross Island Bridge
  • S Harrison and S Harbor
  • SW Naito-1st and I-405 NB
  • Waterfront Park
  • Willamette Park beaches
  • Poet's Beach

Northwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NW 3rd-4th and NW Flanders
  • NW 4th and NW Davis
  • Greyhound Station sidewalks
  • NW Park and NW Hoyt
  • NW Station Way and NW Marshall
  • NW Station way and NW Lovejoy
  • NW 19th and NW Savier
  • NW 20th-21st bike path, underneath I-405

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

  • NW Naito, north of Broadway Bridge
  • NW 1st-2nd and NW Couch
  • NW 3rd and NW Everett
  • NW 3rd-4th and NW Flanders
  • NW 3rd-4th and NW Hoyt
  • NW 4th and NW Davis
  • NW 4th and NW Flanders-Glisan
  • NW 4th and NW Glisan-Hoyt
  • NW 5th and NW Davis 
  • Greyhound Station 
  • NW 6th and NW Davis-Everett
  • NW 6th-Broadway and NW Hoyt
  • NW 6th-Broadway and NW Irving
  • NW 18th and NW Thurman
  • NW 19th and NW Hoyt
  • NW 20th and NW Thurman, underneath Hwy 30
  • NW 21st and NW Reed
  • NW St Helens and NW Industrial
  • NW Industrial, west of NW 31st