Mayor Ted Wheeler to host third community conversation on homelessness

Press Release

Members of the media,

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Ted Wheeler will host a third community conversation on homelessness this year at the University of Portland Bauccio Commons in north Portland. Building on the first two community conversations last month in southeast and northeast Portland, Mayor Wheeler – joined by service providers, community advocates and people with lived experiences – will share how the City is addressing homelessness and housing instability while inviting community members to share their priorities and connect with organizations working in partnership with the City on this issue.

“At our first two community conversations we shared how our strategic actions and partnerships are effectively addressing homelessness. We know focusing on shelter, housing, and services works. On any given day, 12,000 people stay in housing who otherwise might’ve been homeless in the city and county because of our efforts,” Mayor Wheeler said. “We also received valuable insight from community members. That insight will inform how we navigate the challenges we will continue to face in alleviating this crisis. No other issue is a higher priority in this administration.”

The City of Portland and Multnomah County’s Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS), the Portland Housing Bureau and several nonprofit providers including Catholic Charities and Urban League of Portland, will be among the organizations presenting. There will also be a dozen organizations and community groups connecting attendees to resources for continued engagement.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

  • WHAT: Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Community Conversation on Homelessness
  • WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: University of Portland Bauccio Commons - 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97203

This event is the third of four community conversations on homelessness being hosted by Mayor Wheeler. One more will be held during the month of March at the following time and location:

Southwest Portland

  • Saturday, March 7, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Multnomah Arts Center Dance Studio
  • 7688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR  97219