New “Safe Sleep Policy” Legalizes Homeless Camping in Portland, Oregon: Tents pitched along a Portland street... https://t.co/o9dASFUbZt

New “Safe Sleep Policy” Legalizes Homeless Camping in Portland, Oregon: Tents pitched along a Portland street... https://t.co/o9dASFUbZt

Tents pitched along a Portland street Portland’s homeless population has been on a steady increase the past several years, eventually forcing the city to declare a homeless emergency at the end of 2015 . This gave the city power to waive land-use restrictions so they could convert existing buildings into emergency shelter space and start construction of more permanent affordable housing. However, with the homeless population continuing to rise and concern for the safety of the individuals living on the streets, the mayor’s office recently instituted a new ordinance that has sparked major controversy; allowing people to legally camp overnight along city sidewalks and public spaces. The new “Safe Sleep Policy” is a result of a two-pronged reality, the homeless population is increasing, while the total number of shelter beds are declining. The city estimates about 2,000 peopl...

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