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City Council authorizes removing deed restriction at former Sears Armory, current property uses to continue

Portland City Council approved an emergency ordinance authorizing $3 million in ARPA funding for removal of the deed restriction at the Sears Armory site where the Multnomah Safe Rest Village is located.

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City Council allocates $104 million from the American Rescue Plan, launches open data portal to track investments in Portland’s recovery

The City of Portland launched an open data portal that tracks the impacts of the first round of federal American Rescue Plan funds awarded to the City last year. The second round of federal funding, awarded this year, was also allocated to address some of Portland's most urgent needs.

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City Council will consider proposal to invest $63.6 million from American Rescue Plan for COVID-19 relief in Portland

The ordinance prioritizes houselessness response and household stabilization, small business support, community health and safety.

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The City's Response to COVID-19

Activated in March, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portland Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) is tasked with the essential role of coordinating the City’s COVID-19 response and recovery activities. The Portland ECC is staffed by over 80 City employees from many bureaus. 

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Portland City Council agrees to focus on safety, housing and economy as city faces historic challenges

Shared priorities will shape the Portland City Council’s budget and policy decisions during 2021.

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Portland City Council allocates $114 million in CARES Act funding to provide COVID-19 support

Community involvement shaped proposal to support housing, public health, homelessness, small businesses, arts and culture.

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Portland Creative Laureate, Oregon Poet Laureate launch crowdfunding campaign to support artists affected by COVID-19

Emergency relief fund for artists receives more than $65,000 in donations, 250 applications for support in first two days

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Portland City Economist: To limit economic impact of COVID-19, 'end the panic as soon as possible'

Portland does better than average in booms, worse in recessions, says Portland City Economist Josh Harwood

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