Portland Ore – Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury react to the latest homeless numbers which show more people are living on the streets of Multnomah County than at any other point in the last decade, according to the 2019 Point In Time Count, released Thursday morning.

On a single night in January 2019, staff and volunteers tallied up 2,037 unsheltered people.

That’s up 22% from the last count in 2017.