SE Foster & 61st shelter, Portland

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demonstration near Foster & 61st site, Jan 2018. Photo by Rachael Haggerty

Portland Herald-Tribune, 19 Dec 2017 (Portland,_Oregon, USA): 

"Opinions were split during a community meeting abut opening a 100-bed homeless shelter on Southeast Foster Road on Monday night. "Portland and Multnomah County plan to open the shelter in a closed grocery store at Southeast Foster and 61st. Although the shelter is not scheduled to open until next summer or fall, it got mixed reactions from residents who live in the area at the meeting, which included Mayor Ted Wheeler and County Chair Deborah Kafoury. "City and county representaitves said shelter need is great in Southeast Portland because of a large homeless population in the area. According to them, the layout of the former store works well after renovations and the site is close to transit, job opportunities and Portland Community College. "However, some neighbors argue it's a terrible location near businesses, homes and kids."