We support advancing solutions for homelessness



We support advancing solutions for homelessness

As with all of the important policy issues facing our region, our members are actively at the table exploring what it will take to help our community stride closer to measurable and accountable solutions for the housing and homeless crisis we face, while still balancing all the needs of our region.

After several months of review and engagement, the Portland Business Alliance Government Relations Executive Committee unanimously supports the policy framework drafted by the HereTogether coalition.

Our members and staff appreciate the thoughtful and collaborative engagement on the development of this policy framework over the last several months. We look forward to continued engagement on this issue in 2020 when we will consider any revenue options.

Our support of this policy proposal framework confirms what the business community has long supported -- a comprehensive strategy to address homeless services and housing stability in the region. We are pleased to see this framework explicitly includes community oversight and accountability.