Portland agrees to quotas for sidewalk homeless camp removal in ADA lawsuit settlement

If approved, the agreement will require Portland to remove at least 500 sidewalk camps per year and put at least $3 million annually toward removals.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit that claimed the city is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to prevent homeless camping along its sidewalks, according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys and Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office.

The settlement still needs to be approved in federal court and adopted by the Portland City Council. The council is expected to take up the issue next week, according to the city.

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