Many new policies that address land use and economic growth in the Portland region are currently in different stages of development. Primary concerns relating to economic growth and land use are: maintaining land supply that will support job retention and growth and ensuring land is well served by infrastructure.
The Alliance continues to work with the Joint Office of Homelessness and others to identify additional sites for potential shelters. Indoor shelters are needed as an alternative for those living outdoors. This effort will build on the 550 new, year-round shelter beds created in the past year. The Alliance has long maintained that outdoor camping is not a humane solution to the crisis of homelessness and, therefore, has opposed legislation at the state level that would legalize camping in public spaces.