Portland’s Safe Rest Village for RVs is still not filled. We went to find out why

The Sunderland RV Safe Park opened two months ago in Northeast Portland. It’s not yet half full. The site operators point to unanticipated challenges.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Homeless people living in RVs have become a growing problem in parts of Portland. About two months ago, the city’s Safe Rest Village team opened what they believe to be part of a solution, the Sunderland RV Safe Park in Northeast. It’s a Safe Rest Village meant for people living in vehicles.

The Salvation Army runs it and so far, 25 vehicles have moved in. There’s room for a total of 55. More than 80 people have qualified but

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