Homeless Portland


3,801 people in our city meet the federal government’s definition of “homeless”

More than 1,800 have no shelter at all, not even temporary

374 children were identified in the Jan. 28, 2015 point-in-time homeless count

More than 1,300 children attending Portland Public Schools were homeless at some point during the last school year

Hundreds of women are forced to sleep outside each night because the city’s women’s shelters can only meet a fraction of the need

Adult women experiencing homelessness grew from 1,089 in 2013 to 1,161 in 2015

African Americans among the homeless count spiked 48% from 267 in 2013 to 396 in 2015