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Portland and Multnomah Co. announce new homeless shelter in Hansen Building

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Officials with the city of Portland and Multnomah County announced plans Wednesday morning to convert the Hansen Building on Northeast Glisan Street into a homeless shelter.

The building still houses some staff from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Approximately 40 department staffers will relocate to the former Portland Police Bureau Southeast Precinct building at 47th Avenue and Burnside Street.

Officials cited the growing homeless population in the city for the push behind the move.

One of the city’s large short-term shelters, the Peace Shelter, will close July 22. People staying there will get first priority for placement in the new shelter.

The plans for the shelter at the Hansen Building include the ability to take in around 200 people.

Transition Projects will operate the shelter.

There will be a community meeting Thursday night at the Hansen Building for residents to discuss the plans for the shelter. 

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