Lib City OK’s $27M Homeless Camps After Defunding Police

  • City Council members in Portland, Oregon, have voted to allocate $27 million of the city’s budget to build a network of designated camping areas for homeless people.
  • The six designated campsites will initially serve up to 150 people, with 24-hour management and access to services such as food, hygiene, litter collection and treatment for mental health and substance abuse.
  • The move comes less than two years after the city cut $15 million from its police budget.