Weekly Street Services report: September 12 - 18, 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 2,000 people from April - August 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 September 12 - 18, 2022:

43 people expressed an interest in a shelter referral

38 people accepted shelter referrals

19 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 893 individuals, and a total of 372 people have used a shelter bed for at least one night.

Campsite assessment, cleanup and removal highlights

From September 12 - 18, 2022, the Impact Reduction Program:

  • Received 3592 new campsite reports in which 938 were reports regarding three locations along SE Powell Blvd; including 463 reports of people living in vehicles
  • Observed about 352active campsites, accounting for duplicate reports about the same locations
  • Assessed approximately 639 campsites, engaging with people living there, collecting garbage and biohazardous materials, and coordinating with service providers
  • Cleaned 3campsites, removing only identified garbage and biohazardous materials 
  • Removed 48campsites that posed a risk to health and safety, safely storing campers' personal property 

Summary

  • Shelter referrals offered: 43
  • Shelter referrals accepted: 38
  • Shelter beds used: 19
  • Campsite reports received: 3952
  • Active campsites observed: 352
  • Campsite assessments: 639
  • Campsites cleaned: 3
  • Campsites removed: 48

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 Schmeer underneath I-5
  • I-5 SB and N Lombard pedestrian bridge
  • N Montana and N Rosa Parks

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

  • N Pier 99 near I-5 NB
  • N Marine Dr bike path
  • I-5 NB off ramp at N Marine Dr
  • N Marine Way and N Marine Dr
  • N Union Ct Dog Park
  • N Victory at I-5 NB off ramp
  • I-5 NB off ramp at N Lombard
  • I-5 NB off ramp loop at N Lombard
  • N Montana and N Liberty
  • I-5 NB on ramp at N Rosa Parks
  • I-5 SB off ramp at N Rosa Parks
  • N Minnesota and N Killingsworth
  • N Minnesota and N Killingsworth-Ainsworth
  • N Alma water tank
  • N Going St near N Going Ct
  • N Going and N Greeley
  • N Going and N Interstate
  • I-5 SB on ramp from N Going (1)
  • I-5 SB on ramp from N Going (2)
  • N Kerby off ramp from I-405
  • N Kerby on ramp to I-405
  • N Larrabee and N Hancock

Northeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NE 33rd, south of NE McConnell (1)
  • NE 33rd, north of NE Sunderland
  • NE 33rd, north of NE Elrod
  • NE 33rd, south of NE Elrod
  • NE Cully and NE Lombard
  • The Grotto (a)
  • NE 82nd and NE Milton
  • NE 92nd Pl-94th alley and E Burnside
  • I-205 NB at E Burnside
  • I-205 SB on ramp at NE Glisan (1)

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

  • NE 3rd and NE Hancock
  • I-5 SB ramp to I-84 EB near NE Grand
  • NE 33rd, south of NE McConnell (2)
  • NE Argyle, west of NE 33rd
  • NE 33rd and NE Holland
  • NE 82nd and NE Milton
  • NE 125th and E Burnside
  • NE 127th and E Burnside
  • NE 127th and E Burnside-NE Glisan
  • Cross Levy
  • Cross Levy East
  • NE MLK at the Columbia Slough (south side)
  • Big 4 Corners North (1)
  • Big 4 Corners North (2)
  • Big 4 Corners South (1)
  • Big 4 Corners South (2)

Southeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SE Grand and SE Alder
  • SE 22nd and SE Ankeny
  • SE 30th and SE Belmont
  • SE 30th and SE Washington-Stark
  • SE Waverleigh, east of SE 33rd
  • SE 40th and SE Yamhill-Belmont
  • SE 54th and SE Foster
  • SE 87th, north of SE Holgate
  • I-205 NB at SE Powell
  • I-205 NB off ramp at SE Powell
  • I-205 SB off ramp at SE Foster
  • I-205 MUP at SE Stark
  • SE 97th and SE Ash

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

  • SE Sandy and SE Oak-Pine
  • SE 5th and SE Washington
  • SE 8th and SE Washington
  • SE 8th and SE Grant-Sherman
  • SE 9th and SE Main
  • SE 20th and SE Powell-Tibbetts
  • SE 28th and SE Francis
  • SE 30th and SE Alder
  • SE 32nd and SE Hawthorne
  • SE 79th-8th and SE Ash
  • SE 80th and SE Pine
  • SE 81st and SE Ash
  • SE 82nd and SE Pine
  • SE 82nd and SE Oak
  • SE 94th and SE Raymond
  • SwCT from SE 92nd-MUP
  • SE Flavel underpass to SE Mt Scott
  • I-205 MUP at SE 93rd
  • I-505 MUP at SE Harold
  • I-205 NB near SE Mt Scott
  • I-205  NB off ramp at SE Division
  • I-205 SB on ramp at SE Foster
  • I-205 NB/SB from SE Foster-Woodstock
  • I-205 MUP at SE Gladstone
  • I-205 MUP at SE Gladstone-Boise
  • SE 96th and SE Boise
  • SE 98th and SE Division
  • SE 136th and SE Powell (water bureau)
  • SE 146th and SE Stark
  • SE 152nd and SE Foster
  • SE 160th, north of SE Alder
  • SwCT-SE Flavel, east of I-205
  • SwCT from SE 145th-174th (1)
  • SwCT from SE 145th-174th (2)
  • SE 174th near SE Circle Ave
  • SE Circle and SE Jenne
  • SE Tacoma and SE Tenino

Southwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • Marquam Bridge ramp from I-5 NB
  • SW Naito and W Burnside
  • SW Naito and SW Morrison
  • SW 2nd and SW Yamhill
  • SW 3rd and SW Oak-Pine
  • Chapman Square
  • SW 6th and SW Clay
  • SW Park and SW Jefferson (a)
  • SW 9th and SW Washington-Harvey Milk
  • SW 10th and SW Jefferson
  • SW 11th and SW Main

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

  • I-405 NB off ramp to SW 4th
  • I-405 SB on ramp from SW Broadway
  • I-405 SB from SW 4th-Naito
  • Burnside Bridge approach (south side)
  • SW 2nd and SW Ash
  • SW 3rd and SW Oak-Pine
  • SW Park and SW Columbia
  • SW 9th and SW Washington-Harvey Milk
  • Hwy 26 on ramp from SW 13th
  • Hwy 26 ramp to SW Market
  • SW Montgomery bike path
  • SW 14th and SW Montgomery field
  • SW 26th underneath I-5
  • SW 26th and SW Dolph 
  • SW 26th and SW Barbur Ct
  • SW Barbur Ct ramp

Northwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NW 1st-2nd and NW Glisan
  • NW 3rd and W Burnside-NW Couch
  • NW 4th and NW Flanders-Glisan
  • NW 5th and NW Glisan-Irving
  • NW 6th-Broadway and NW Hoyt
  • NW 8th-Broadway and NW Couch
  • NW 14th-15th and NW Johnson
  • NW 19th and NW Hoyt
  • NW 19th-20th and NW Glisan
  • NW 20th and NW Hoyt
  • NW 21st and NW Marshall

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

  • NW Naito, north of Broadway Bridge (1)
  • NW Naito, north of Broadway Bridge (2)
  • NW 1st and NW Glisan
  • NW 2nd and NW Glisan
  • NW 2nd and NW Couch
  • NW 3rd and NW Couch-Davis
  • NW 17th and NW Raleigh
  • NW 20th and NW Thurman, underneath Hwy 30