Multnomah County and City of Portland to open 24-hour shelter in Hansen Building

Later this month, Multnomah County and the City of Portland’s Joint Office of Homeless Services, working alongside Transition Projects, Inc., will open a 24-hour shelter in Multnomah County’s Hansen Building, formerly the location of the Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday, July 6, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, alongside Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton, Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman, Transition Projects Executive Director George Devendorf and Director of the Joint Office of Homeless Services Marc Jolin, announced plans for the newest shelter, which will accommodate approximately 200 people experiencing homelessness. This is a significant development necessary to meet the county and city’s goal of providing 650 new shelter beds by the end of the year, Chair Kafoury said. Read the full story here.