‘It's all hands on deck right now': Oregon’s largest homeless shelter could close in three weeks

Multnomah County is sitting on $65 million meant for homeless services. Bybee Lakes Hope Center has asked for $5 million of that to keep their doors open.

PORTLAND, Oregon — In a city where agony is second nature to many people living outside, one of the services they need most is now in jeopardy — overnight shelters like Bybee Lakes Hope Center in North Portland. That facility in particular boasts the state’s largest homeless shelter and re-entry program. 

“We would hate to have to close our doors in all of the communities we serve, because hundreds of people will become homeless,” said Alan Evans, founder of the

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