Oregon wrestles with homeless tent cities

From Coos Bay to Portland, local cities review homeless tent city options
Faith News Note:

The Oregon South Coast Homeless Coalition is pressing the community to build a tent city to help Southern Oregon homeless. Under one plan a church would host a tent city for a few months and then move the residents to another church. The criticism of the plan deal with problems of sanitation and security when you assemble a population of homeless people in need of help. Read more on the homeless tent city issue from the Coos Bay World here.

In similar news, this month the Portland City Council is renewing for another year their tent city called Dignity Village. The homeless city, Dignity Village, has been running on state property for ten years. Portland spent $180,000 upgrading the tents to wooden structures. Read more on Portland City Council’s Tent City issue here.

Disclaimer: Articles featured on Oregon Report are the creation, responsibility and opinion of the authoring individual or organization which is featured at the top of every article.