Weekly Street Services report: August 15 - 21, 2022 (2024)

Community members,

We are pleased to provide a summary of the past week’s activity for the Streets Services Coordination Center, a collaborative team dedicated to streamlining services offered to those living outside and to expedite homelessness related cleanup efforts throughout Portland in a compassionate manner.

Our team is comprised of the Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program, Fire & Rescue, police, transportation, parks and recreation, and Multnomah County. Together we’ve taken a collective approach to remove campsites that pose the highest risk to health and safety. We coordinate our work, share information and resources, and communicate with one another on a daily basis.

Shelter referrals

Thanks to the Joint Office of Homeless Services, the Street Services Coordination Center has designated shelter beds available to those impacted by campsite removals. We offer shelter beds to as many people experiencing homelessness as possible, we estimate that we have offered shelter beds to approximately 2,000 people from April - August 2022. The data below only represents the number of people who said they were interested in a shelter referral and a call was made to determine availability.

Here is the Streets Services Coordination Center shelter referral information for August 15 - 21, 2022:

43 people expressed an interest in a shelter referral

40 people accepted shelter referrals

27 people used a shelter bed for at least one night

Since April 11, 2022 the Streets Services Coordination Center has offered shelter referrals to a total of 756individuals, and a total of 322people have used a shelter bed for at least one night.

Campsite assessment, cleanup and removal highlights

**Please note that campsite removals were paused from Wednesday, August 17 at 1 p.m. through the end of the day due to high temperatures. Under normal circ*mstances, per the City’s campsite removal policy, the City suspends campsite when the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning for Portland. Last week, in an excess of caution, we proactively paused removals so we could focus on distributing water and cooling kits to those experiencing homelessness. Rapid Response continued to remove trash and abandoned campsites**

From August 15 - 21, 2022, the Impact Reduction Program:

  • Received3140 new campsite reports in which 1180 were reports regarding three locations along SE Powell Blvd, including 451 reports of people living in vehicles
  • Observed about 328 active campsites, accounting for duplicate reports about the same locations
  • Assessed approximately 641 campsites, engaging with people living there, collecting garbage and biohazardous materials, and coordinating with service providers
  • Cleaned 14campsites, removing only identified garbage and biohazardous materials
  • Removed 64campsites that posed a risk to health and safety, safely storing campers' personal property

Summary

  • Shelter referrals offered: 43
  • Shelter referrals accepted: 40
  • Shelter beds used: 27
  • Campsite reports received: 3140
  • Active campsites observed: 328
  • Campsite assessments: 641
  • Campsites cleaned: 14
  • Campsites removed: 64

See all campsite locations reported last week.

See all campsite locations reported during the last 12 weeks.

Weekly Street Services report: August 15 - 21, 2022 (1)

North Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • I-5 NB off ramp at N Victory (1)
  • I-5 NB off ramp at N Victory (2)
  • N Denver and N Lombard (1)
  • N Denver and N Lombard (2)
  • N Columbia and N Portland loop
  • N Columbia Way at N Columbia Blvd
  • N Argyle, south of N Columbia

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • N Union Ct Dog Park
  • MUP under N Marine Dr
  • I-5 NB off ramp at N Lombard
  • I-5 NB off ramp loop at N Lombard
  • I-5 SB and N Lombard pedestrian bridge
  • N Minnesota and N Killingsworth-Emerson (1)
  • N Minnesota and N Killingsworth-Emerson (2)
  • N Chicago and N Syracuse
  • N Concord and N Prescott
  • N Going and N Greeley
  • N Going and N Interstate (2)
  • N Going and N Interstate (3)
  • N Going and N Interstate (4)
  • N Going and N Interstate (5)
  • N Alma water tank

Northeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NE 78th Ct cul-de-sac
  • NE 78th, south of Columbia Slough
  • NE 120th and NE Sumner
  • NE 122nd and NE Prescott (2)
  • NE 122nd and NE Siskiyou bike path
  • I-205 SB at E Burnside-NE Glisan

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • NE MLK and NE Halsey
  • NE Grand-6th and NE Halsey
  • NE 7th and NE Halsey
  • NE 13th and NE Weidler
  • NE14th and NE Weidler
  • NE 82nd and NE Milton
  • I-205 MUP south of NE Glisan
  • I-205 MUP at NE 97th and E Burnside
  • I-84 EB on/off ramp at NE 122nd (1)
  • I-84 EB on/off ramp at NE 122nd (2)
  • NE 122nd and NE Prescott (1)
  • NE 122nd and NE Prescott (3)
  • NE 122nd and NE Siskiyou
  • NE 122nd and NE Siskiyou field
  • Columbia Slough Trail at NE 138th
  • Cross Levy
  • Cross Levy East
  • NE MLK at the Columbia Slough (south side)
  • NE 92nd and NE Rocky Butte
  • Lower Rocky Butte

Southeast Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SE 10th and SE Sherman-Grant
  • SE 16th and SE McLoughlin
  • SE 21st and SE Lafayette
  • SE 23rd and SE Lambert-Nehalem (1)
  • SE 25th and SE Franklin
  • SE 25th and SE Powell
  • SE 28th and SE Waverleigh
  • SE 31st and SE Powell-Waverleigh
  • Cleveland High School football field
  • SE 31st at Sewallcrest Park
  • Sunnyside School
  • SE 35th Pl, near SE Francis
  • SE 37th-Cesar Chavez and SE Oak
  • SE Cesar Chavez, south of SE Ankeny
  • SE 102nd and SE Woodstock
  • SE 110th and SE Foster
  • SE 111th, north of SE Powell
  • SE 111th-114th and SE Foster
  • SE 115th and SE Foster
  • SwCT at SE 101st-SE Foster
  • I-205 MUP, south of SE Powell
  • SE Flavel at I-205
  • SE Knapp and SE Mt Scott
  • SE 146th and SE Stark (1)
  • SE 146th and SE Stark (2)
  • SE 148th and SE Stark

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • SE Water and SE Alder
  • SE 8th and SE Harrison
  • SE 8th and SE Yamhill
  • SE 8th-9th and SE Mark
  • SE 9th-10th and SE Mill
  • SE 9th-10th and SE Salmon
  • SE 9th-10th and SE Yamhill
  • SE 10th and SE Harrison
  • SE 11th and SE Clay
  • Morrison Bridge off ramp to SE Belmont
  • SE 79th and SE Powell
  • SE 79th and SE Rhine
  • SE 80th and SE Powell-Rhine
  • SE 80th-82nd and SE Rhine
  • SE 96th, north of SE Lincoln
  • SE 96th and SE Lincoln
  • SE 96th, south of SE Lincoln
  • SE 96th and SE Boise
  • SE 97th and SE Ash
  • SE 97th and SE Oak (1)
  • SE 97th and SE Oak (2)
  • SE 116th-118th and SE Foster
  • SE 136th and SE Holgate (1)
  • SE 136th and SE Holgate (2)
  • SE 136th and SE Holgate (3)
  • SwCT at I-205 MUP-SE 92nd
  • SwCT-SE Flavel, east of I-205
  • I-205 SB from SE Holgate-Mitchell
  • I-205 NB, south of SE Holgate
  • I-205 NB at SE Powell
  • I-205 SB ramp from SE Woodstock
  • I-205 MUP at SE Stark
  • I-205 MUP at SE Caruthers-Division
  • I-205 MUP at SE Gladstone-Boise
  • I-205 MUP at SE Mt Scott
  • SE Mt Scott cul-de-sac

Southwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • SW 1st and W Burnside-SW Ankeny
  • SW 1st and SW Ankeny
  • SW 3rd-4th and SW Oak
  • SW 4th-5th and SW Harvey Milk
  • SW Park and W Burnside-SW Ankeny
  • SW 9th and SW Columbia
  • SW Naito and SW Harrison
  • SW Naito ramp to SW Barbur

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • SW Naito and SW Morrison-Main
  • SW Naito and W Burnside-SW Ankeny
  • SW 1st and W Burnside-SW Ankeny
  • SW 1st and SW Ankeny
  • SW 3rd and SW Oak-Pine
  • SW 6th and SW Pine
  • SW 16th and SW Taylor-Yamhill
  • SW Park bridge over I-405
  • S Harrison to S Harbor greenspace
  • SW Naito-1st and SW Montgomery
  • Marquam Bridge ramp from I-5 NB

Northwest Portland

The Impact Reduction Team cleaned and removed the following sites:

  • NW 1st and NW Couch-Davis
  • NW 3rd and NW Everett
  • NW 3rd and NW Hoyt
  • NW 3rd-4th and NW Everett
  • NW 3rd-4th and NW Flanders
  • NW 4th and NW Davis
  • NW 4th and NW Glisan-Hoyt
  • NW 4th and NW Flanders-Glisan
  • NW 4th-5th and NW Couch
  • NW 4th-5th and NW Everett
  • NW 5th and NW Davis
  • Greyhound Station
  • NW Broadway-8th and NW Couch
  • NW Park-9th and NW Flanders
  • NW 16th and NW Overton-Pettygrove
  • NW 16th and NW Quimby
  • NW 17th and NW Raleigh

Based on health and safety criteria, the following locations have been posted for removal:

  • NW Naito and W Burnside-NW Couch
  • NW Naito underneath Steel Bridge
  • NW 1st-2nd and NW Couch
  • NW 3rd and W Burnside-NW Couch
  • NW 3rd and NW Couch-Davis
  • NW 3rd and NW Everett
  • NW 3rd-4th and NW Flanders
  • NW 4th and NW Davis
  • NW 5th and NW Davis
  • Greyhound Station
  • NW 8th and NW Flanders-Glisan
  • NW 14th-15th and NW Johnson
  • NW 14th-15th and NW Lovejoy
  • NW 15th and NW Everett
  • NW 16th and NW Lovejoy
  • NW 16th-17th and NW Johnson
  • NW 17th-18th and NW Hoyt
  • NW 18th and NW Johnson
  • NW 18th and NW Kearney
  • NW 20th and NW Thurman, underneath Hwy 30
  • NW 20th-21st and NW Hoyt
  • NW 21st and NW Hoyt-Irving
Weekly Street Services report: August 15 - 21, 2022 (2024)
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