PORTLAND, Ore–after nearly six months of no sweeps, homeless campers will begin receiving 2 day notice to move. Before Covid-19 50 sites were cleaned out per week. Portland City Council gave the directive for citywide cleanup to be reinstated.
Citizens have flooded city hall with phone calls and emails asking for help. The first sites to be swept will be those that block sidewalks with 8 or more structures. Anywhere crimes are frequent, plus human waste and needles are visible. Excessive trash smells bad and becomes a fire hazard.