Alliance calls for solutions to homelessness, street livability



Alliance calls for solutions to homelessness, street livability

The Alliance is urging Mayor Charlie Hales and members of Portland City Council to find safer and more humane solutions for people who sleep outside and to prioritize the safety, cleanliness and livability of our city’s public spaces.
The Alliance is urging Mayor Charlie Hales and members of Portland City Council to find safer and more humane solutions for people who sleep outside and to prioritize the safety, cleanliness and livability of our city’s public spaces. For years, the Alliance has been talking to city leaders about the need to provide more services for the city’s homeless population and have tools available to ensure our public spaces are safe for everyone. The Alliance is taking a more public approach now because the need is so great and the response has not measured up to the problem. Through an online community petition, the Alliance is urging city leaders to prioritize more social services for people who need them. The petition also calls on the city to enforce existing laws and actually use the tools available to them to ensure our parks, public spaces and sidewalks are livable for everyone.