Some Portland commissioners reluctant to renew homeless services contract with Multnomah County

Portland gives Multnomah County $43 million per year for the Joint Office of Homeless Services, but some city council members criticized the current arrangement.

PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland and Multnomah County have an at-times rocky relationship when it comes to the homeless crisis, and the friction came up again Wednesday when two Portland city commissioners expressed frustration with the Joint Office of Homeless Services — even as Mayor Ted Wheeler separately seeks county financial support for his plan to open mass sanctioned campsites.

The joint office is run by the city and county and provides a majority of the homeless services in the area. The city

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