Gov. Kotek to issue pod structures for shelter at first city-sanctioned homeless camp site in SE Portland

On Tuesday, the mayor’s office and the provider tasked with managing the Gideon Street site took answered questions and addressed concerns.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mayor Ted Wheeler held a virtual community conversation on the removal of unsanctioned camps across Portland and the city’s first proposed sanctioned camping site on Tuesday afternoon. Leadership from the California-based nonprofit Urban Alchemy, who will manage the first site, joined the conversation.

Wheeler began the virtual community conversation by calling the homeless crisis the most significant social issue facing the city of Portland. In order to address it — his office has proposed six city-sanctioned camping sites, or what they’re calling

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