Using empathy and innovation, we minimize the impacts of homelessness today while partner programs expand long-term access to safe, affordable housing.
Work teams help clean trash and debris at campsites – as much as 800,000 pounds per month.
Hygiene is a human right. Across Portland, more than 125 portable toilets serve people experiencing houselessness.
Pilot programs pay people with lived experience to clean trash or educate peers about public works projects.
When concerns are reported, a team is dispatched to assess health and safety. The highest-risk sites are scheduled for removal; personal property is safely stored.
Concerned About a Campsite?
File a report online or by calling 311 or 503-823-4000. After you file your report, an outreach team with lived experience will assess health and safety risks, and work with people living in the encampment to improve the situation. As a last resort, sites that pose the highest risk are scheduled for removal.