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Refinements to the Shelter to Housing Continuum project ready for public review

New proposals will streamline the process of creating shelter for people experiencing houselessness; address code barriers and unanticipated technical issues.

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Shelter to Housing Continuum Code Package – Notice of Adoption

Includes links to the ordinance and supporting documents, exhibits, and findings.

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City Council unanimously adopts Shelter to Housing Continuum Code Package

Changes expand where homeless shelters are allowed, add a new shelter format (outdoor shelters), and allow group living more broadly as well as occupancy of RVs and tiny houses on wheels.

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Faith-based institutions will play a role in resolving the homeless crisis

City Council accepts one more amendment to the Shelter to Housing Continuum proposals.

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City Council Amends Shelter to Housing Recommendations

Temporary homeless shelters will not be allowed in parks or adjacent parking lots.

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City Council to consider amendments to the S2HC package on Wednesday, March 31

Commissioners signal that temporary shelters will not be permitted in natural areas and parks.

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PSC recommends Shelter to Housing Continuum Zoning Code changes

City Council will hold a public hearing on March 17th, before the City’s housing emergency expires.

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Public invited to submit testimony on proposed new shelter and group living regulations

The Planning and Sustainability Commission has completed its public hearings. Written testimony on the S2HC Proposed Draft is open via the Map App until 5:00 PM on December 21, 2020. Oral testimony is closed.

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Planning and Sustainability Commission to hold public hearings on the Shelter to Housing Continuum (S2HC) project

Portlanders invited to testify on proposed new shelter and group living regulations that would further fair housing, expand shelter and housing options, and improve City code to aid shelter and housing providers.

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New zoning code proposals aim to provide more housing and shelter for people experiencing houselessness

BPS and partners retool City regulations to expand shelter options and make it easier for nonprofit and for-profit housing providers to meet the homeless crisis.

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