New images show Portland’s growing homeless crisis as encampments take over streets and sidewalks.
Local authorities in Oregon are also considering calling in the National Guard to help with Portland’s homeless issue – while residents reveal they now no longer walk in certain areas.
The Health and Human Services and Public Safety Committee met last month for an emergency meeting to deal with the crisis – with more than 5,000 estimated homeless people in the city.
And yet Democratic lawmakers in Oregon want to decriminalize homeless camps with a law that would allow the people who live in them to sue for $1,000 if they’re harassed or told to leave.Click to read full article
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