Forum Breakfast: Portland’s New Policy Towards Homelessness: A Different Direction with Different Results?

Thursday, December 8, 2022 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (PST)


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In October, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler proposed, and City Council approved, a series of ordinances that radically change the city’s approach to the regional homelessness crisis. These new policies outline an aggressive agenda to build 20,000 more units of affordable housing over the next decade, create new employment opportunities for house-less individuals, and prioritize mental health and substance abuse recovery services in the city budget. The plan also includes a ban on unsanctioned camping outside of designated sheltering facilities.

In the Alliance’s final Breakfast Forum of 2022, we’ll hear from elected officials as they share their perspective on why this policy represents the best long-term, humane solution to supporting Portland’s unhoused community. Moreover, they’ll outline a timeline for policy implementation, and identify critical support the City needs from Multnomah County, Metro and the State of Oregon. 


Ted Wheeler
City of Portland

Dan Ryan
City of Portland 


Vanessa Sturgeon
President & CEO
TMT Development 


Hilton Portland
921 SW 6th Ave Atrium Ballroom
Portland, OR 97204 United States

Registration: 8:00 am

Event: 8:30 am

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Rebecca McCulloch
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Thursday, December 8, 2022 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (PST)
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