Why one Multnomah County commissioner voted against spending $17 million on homeless services

Some of the money will go toward opening two more large, sanctioned campsites in Portland. Commissioners also approved emergency funding for Bybee Lakes Hope Center.

PORTLAND, Ore. — In a decision that’s been months in the making, Multnomah County commissioners voted Thursday on how to spend millions of unspent dollars meant for homeless services. They’ve been sitting on these funds for months while homeless service providers and shelters in Portland have been looking to them for financial help. To some, this vote couldn’t come soon enough.

The money came from several different sources including over-collected Supportive Housing Services (SHS) tax dollars. The total amount of unspent

→ Continue reading at KGW TV

Related articles


Share article

Latest articles