“We’re asking for help:” Portland asks Mills for help with shelter

THESE TWO AGENDA ITEMS ARE RELATED. NOW THE TWO BIG ITEMS ON THE COUNCIL’S AGENDA TONE HAVE SENT ME DIFFERENTLY, BUT THEY WERE VERY MUCH INTENDED. IT HAS BEEN BUDGED OF 269 MILLION DOLLARS, INCLUDING A 4.8% INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES THAT CITY ACCORDING TO INFLATION AND RISING COSTS THAT AFFECT THE CITY. THE COUNCIL ASKS E TH GOVERNOR MILLS FOR HELP. A RESOLUTION WILL BE UNUNITED WHICH CALLS ON RH TO DRAW UP A TASK FORCE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF HOMELESSNESS. IT WANT THE GOVERNOR TO ESTABLISH A GOVERNMENT OFFICE TO HELP PEOPLE FIND EMERGENCY AND LONG-TERM HOUSING, AND SET UP A GOVERNMENT DEBT SYSTEM. E THMAYOR OF PORTLAND TONIGHT SAYS HOMELESSNESS IS NO LONGER A STATE PROBLEM, BUT A STATE PROBLEM. WHAT’S SEEN FOR THE LAST EIGHT OR NINE MONTHS IN PORTLD A IS THAT WE JUST DON’T HAVE THE PHYSICAL CAPACITY FOR MAINTENANCE IN THE WAY WE NEED AND AS A CITY OF 67 OR 68,000 PEOPLE , THE KIND OF STAFF THAT REALLY WORK EXCHANGE THIS SEQ TO DO TO HELP PEOPLE, SO WE ASK FOREL H”P. NOW ON THE BUDGET, THE Mayor SAYS EVERYONE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLED BY RISING COSTS AND THE TOWN HALL IS NO EXCEPTION. THE CITY OF C

‘We’re asking for help’: Portland asks Mills for help with shelter

Portland City Council has passed a resolution calling on the governor to create a homelessness task force

Portland’s City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday calling on Governor Janet Mills to create a homelessness management task force to help the city deal with the shelter crisis. The resolution calls on the future task force to regionalize public benefit management, established a minimum level of assistance each municipality must provide, establishes a state resettlement office and establishes a statewide emergency shelter system. extra reception or hotel capacity” to welcome even more asylum seekers. Portland Mayor Kate Snyder said during Monday’s council meeting that the issue of emergency shelters is no longer a municipal issue, but a state one. The last eight or nine months is that we just don’t have the physical capacity to accommodate the way we need it,” Snyder said. “As a city of 67 or 68,000 people, we don’t have the kind of staff needed to really do this job. do to help people. So we’re asking for help.”

Portland City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday calling on Governor Janet Mills to create a homelessness management task force to help the city cope with the shelter crisis.

The resolution calls on the future task force to regionalize public benefit management, establish a minimum level of assistance each municipality must provide, establish a state resettlement office and establish a statewide emergency shelter system.

The city is home to more than 1,700 people overnight, and last month federal immigration authorities and community partners informed it that it has “no further shelter or hotel capacity” to accommodate any more asylum seekers.

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder said during Monday’s council meeting that the issue of emergency shelters is no longer a municipal issue, but a state issue.

“What we’ve seen in Portland over the past eight or nine months is that we just don’t have the physical capacity for shelter in the way we need,” Snyder said. “As a city of 67 or 68,000 people, we don’t have the kind of staff that it takes to really do this job to help people. So we’re asking for help.”

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