3 new Portland Safe Rest Village sites announced

3 new Portland Safe Rest Village sites announced

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Three new Safe Rest Village sites were announced on Thursday by Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan.

Two new sites are in Southeast Portland – one at 122nd and Burnside and another near 45th and Harney Drive. The third is downtown off of SW Naito Parkway. The sites will be designated areas homeless people can stay with access to showers, bathrooms and mental health care.

Three more sites will be announced at another time.

Map of the Safe Rest Village sites

Ryan was joined at the press conference by TriMet General Manager Sam Desue and Marc Jolin, the director of A Home for Everyone with the Joint Office of Homeless Services.

“We need to meet our houseless neighbors where they are,” Ryan said. “We are all in this together.”

The sites were chosen from a list of 70 potential sites all owned by the City of Portland. A majority of these sites are in downtown Portland or in East County. One potential location in North Portland is the Expo Center.

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