Portland homeless encampments declared ‘humanitarian catastrophe,’ banned by mayor

Oct 24, 2022 | Political News

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced on Friday a plan to ban unsanctioned homeless encampments in his Oregon city as homelessness has skyrocketed 50 percent since 2019.

“The magnitude and the depth of the homelessness crisis in our city is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe” and “Collectively, this is a vortex of misery for all involved,” Wheeler said, according to Fox News.