Homeless Encampments on Public Right-of-Way: An Opportunity for Collaboration

Speaker(s): 
Andrée Tremoulet, Portland State University
Event Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

The video begins at 1:32.

Homelessness is a widespread, messy problem in the US. While transportation agencies are not housing or social service providers, their role as major public land owners thrusts them into the midst of the problem. This talk presents exploratory, descriptive research concerning the extent of homeless encampments on DOT-owned land and profiles three successful, collaborative strategies for addressing the issue. It also presents a case study of a longstanding homeless encampment at the Baldock Rest Area on I-5 near Wilsonville and how it was resolved.