Distance to closest school: 2 blocks – >1000 feet
Distance to closest residences: >20 feet
City Zone: CE Commercial
Other: >1 block from Harrison Park & Taborvilla Little League
Project owner: Multnomah County / Joint Office of Housing Services
Project phase: No current information updates since Spring 2023
Currently leased to an RV Center, Multnomah County purchased this lot in the summer / fall of 2022, and the site could support either a safe park site for non-RV passenger vehicles or a village-style shelter with small freestanding shed-style Pallet shelters. JOHS has yet to determine the type of alternative outdoor shelter planned for this location, and no details have been released to the public.
Residents are pre-selected for both types of alternative shelters. These sites will not support drop-in services, and site operators will discourage unsanctioned camping around the property. County staff point to another JOHS-funded shelter in the Montavilla, Beacon Village as an example of what they intend to create at this site. Beacon Village opened its 10-pod village to residents in 2022 on NE Glisan Street.
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What kind of security will be provided around this camp?
What criteria must be met by campers to participate?
What criteria would remove a camper?
What drug rehabilitation services are provided?
How will waste be disposed of?
Will there be background checks on campers?
How does this fit into city plans to change 82nd ave to an inviting neighborhood area?