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Mayor’s office launches website covering Portland’s homelessness plans

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland residents looking for the latest on the city’s initiatives to address homelessness now have a new resource for information.

Mayor Charlie Hales announce the launch of a new Homelessness Toolkit website Wednesday, which will serves as a resource for information on city plans, laws and volunteer opportunities.

"My office has received countless phone calls, e-mails, and social media messages from Portlanders who want information about our efforts to manage livability in the City," Hales said in a statement. "We heard them, and we responded with an easily accessible warehouse of information."

The site will offer a system to report homeless campsites, a FAQ section on the issue and the city’s plans, a collection of statistics on homelessness, information on temporary shelters and permanent housing and listings of where residents can volunteer to help the homeless population.

The mayor asked for continued patience from residents as they work through the state of emergency in homelessness Hales said the city faces. He also noted that the short term plan was to balance the safety of Portland homeless population with “the entire city's need for health, safety and livability.”

To visit the Homelessness Toolkit site, go to PortlandOregon.gov/Toolkit.

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