Portland mayor unveils plan for homelessness

Dear Portlander,

Last week, Commissioner Dan Ryan and I announced 5 resolutions we co-sponsored that focus on a series of projects and plans to fast-track construction of affordable housing and move homeless Portlanders closer to services.

These five resolutions are coming before City Council for a first reading this week and I want to hear from you.

Here’s how to share your input and engage with City Council:

I want to hear your perspective on the plan Commissioner Ryan and I shared last week. You can engage with City Council directly this upcoming Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, at 2pm.

You can sign up to provide verbal testimony for the upcoming City Council meeting by clicking this link.

You can provide written testimony by emailing:

Reach out to my office directly by emailing:

You can reach out to my colleagues on the Portland City Council by clicking this link.

Mayor Ted Wheeler unveils his full plan to tackle homelessness; additional resolutions to come next

To learn more about the five resolutions Commissioner Ryan and I announced on Friday, or to watch the press conference, click here.

There is no issue more critical to Portlanders than addressing homelessness. I am confident that the plan we’re working toward will save lives and livelihoods for all Portlanders, housed and unhoused.

Those Portlanders who are unhoused and, on the streets, deserve our understanding, compassion, and help. The goal should be to connect people to whatever services they need to get off and stay off the streets.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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