Homeless Portland


Our homeless crisis

Why are there so many homeless in Portland and Oregon? This Oregonian series on housing the homeless explores the issues and solutions.

Homelessness Statistics | Resources | The City of Portland, Oregon

General statistics on homelessness from the 2015 point-in-time count, updated December 2015.

Portland’s Homeless Challenge

The Pacific Northwest city, long a magnet for street people, is experimenting with unusual reforms.

6 reasons why Portland's homeless crisis is at a breaking point

PORTLAND, Ore. – The state of homelessness in Portland is one of the most visible issues in the city. It’s hard to hide – more than 1,800 people sleep outside in tents or on the streets every night. That includes children, families, seniors and people with disabilities.

If recent events are any indication, the issue is reaching a breaking point among Portlanders with and without a safe place to sleep ...

Four homeless people die of exposure in Portland in first 10 days of 2017

Four homeless people have died of exposure on the streets of Portland, Oregon, in the first 10 days of 2017, a toll that has horrified the city and focused attention on its housing crisis ...