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Portland, Multnomah County To Spend $38M On Homelessness Services

(Portland, OR) -- The City of Portland and Multnomah County will spend nearly 38-million dollars on services for people who are homeless. The money is coming from better-than-expected business tax revenues. County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Mayor Ted Wheeler made the announcement today. Thirty-million dollars will be spent on shelter sites and beds, along with more behavioral health and public health services. Seven-million dollars will be spent on expanded trash pickup and campsite cleanup programs.

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