Weekly Street Services report: July 25 - 31, 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 25 - 31, 2022:

34 people expressed an interest in a shelter referral

32 people accepted shelter referrals

16 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 629 individuals, and a total of 267 people have used a shelter bed for at least one night.

Campsite assessment, cleanup and removal highlights

**Please note that campsite removals were paused from July 25 at 12pm through July 30 at 9pm per the IRP campsite removal policy section 8. Weather a. The City will suspend removals when the Joint Office of Homeless Services activates severe winter weather shelters or when the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning for Portland**

From July 25 - 31, 2022, the Impact Reduction Program:

  • Received 1535 new campsite reports, including 146 reports of people living in vehicles
  • Observed about 274 active campsites, accounting for duplicate reports about the same locations
  • Assessed approximately 590 campsites, engaging with people living there, collecting garbage and biohazardous materials, and coordinating with service providers
  • Cleaned 10 campsites, removing only identified garbage and biohazardous materials 
  • Removed 13 campsites that posed a risk to health and safety, safely storing campers' personal property 

Summary

  • Shelter referrals offered: 34
  • Shelter referrals accepted: 32
  • Shelter beds used: 16
  • Campsite reports received: 1535
  • Active campsites observed: 274
  • Campsite assessments: 590
  • Campsites cleaned: 10
  • Campsites removed: 13

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 underneath N Flint

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

  • N Denver and N Lombard
  • N Montana and N Rosa Parks
  • I-5 NB on ramp at N Rosa Parks
  • N Williams and N Russell
  • N Minnesota and N Killingsworth-Emerson
  • Big 4 Corners - Oak Knoll

Northeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • ODOT lot at NE Glass Plant
  • Columbia Slough underneath NE MLK

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

  • NE 6th-9th and NE Holladay-Multnomah
  • NE Lloyd and NE Grand-9th
  • NE 8th-9th and NE Everett
  • NE 10th and NE Glisan
  • NE 26th and NE Holladay
  • NE 28th and NE Holladay
  • NE 33rd and NE Dekum
  • NE 68th and NE Halsey
  • NE 72nd and NE Broadway
  • NE 125th and E Burnside
  • NE 127th and E Burnside
  • I-205 MUP near NE 102nd (1)
  • I-205 SB at E Burnside
  • I-205 SB at E Burnside-NE Glisan

Southeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SE 3rd and SE Alder
  • SE 7th and SE Sandy
  • SE 8th and SE Ash
  • SE 65th-66th and SE Powell
  • I-205 MUP near SE 92nd and SE Tenino

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

  • SE Alder, east of SE Water
  • SE 3rd and SE Stark
  • SE 6th-7th and E Burnside-SE Ankeny
  • SE 6th-8th and SE Everett
  • 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 35th Pl, south of SE Powell
  • SE 49th and SE Clay
  • SE 80th and SE Powell-Rhine
  • SE 89th and SE Lambert 
  • SE Malden Ct near SE Lambert
  • SE 96th and SE Boise
  • SE 96th and SE Yukon-Knight
  • SwCT from SE 82nd-Lambert
  • SwCT at SE Lambert
  • SwCT at SE Malden Ct
  • SwCT, west of SE 101st
  • SwCT at I-205 MUP-SE Glenwood
  • SwCT at I-205 MUP-SE 92nd
  • I-205 SB from SE Holgate-Mitchell
  • I-205 NB, south of SE Holgate
  • I-205 MUP at SE Caruthers-Division
  • I-205 MUP at SE Washington-Market
  • I-205 MUP at SE Gladstone-Boise

Southwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SW Naito and SW Harvey Milk-Morrison
  • Morrison Bridge off ramp at SW 1st and SW Washington
  • SW 1st and SW Ash
  • SW Park and SW Oak

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

  • Burnside Bridge
  • SW 1st and SW Ankeny
  • SW 2nd and SW Oak-Pine
  • SW 3rd and SW Oak-Pine
  • SW 4th-5th and SW Oak
  • SW 9th 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
  • SW 1st and SW Naito, south of I-405
  • I-405 SB near SW 10th

Northwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NW Naito, north of Broadway Bridge
  • NW 4th and NW Hoyt (a)

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

  • 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 4th-5th and NW Everett
  • NW 5th and NW Davis 
  • NW 5th and NW Irving-Hoyt
  • Greyhound Station 
  • NW 6th-Broadway and NW Hoyt
  • NW 6th-Broadway and NW Irving
  • NW Broadway and NW Glisan-Hoyt
  • 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