Proposed Safe Rest Village site at former Portland middle school rejected

A Portland Public Schools board committee voted against using the former Whitaker Middle School campus to host a city-sanctioned homeless village.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland Public Schools (PPS) board committee on Wednesday voted against using the former Whitaker Middle School campus in Northeast Portland as a site for a city-sanctioned homeless village. 

In October, city officials announced they were looking into the site, located off Northeast 42nd Avenue near Killingsworth Street, to build one of six Safe Rest Villages throughout Portland. 

“As a PPS Board member, I have a fiduciary duty and responsibility to utilize our land and properties to support our mission

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