Metro: Supportive Housing Measure Shows Results
Tents line the sidewalk on SW Clay St in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

PORTLAND, Ore. — The fund approved by voters to address the homeless crisis in the Portland metro area is producing results.

In the first year, more than 1,600 people were stabilized in permanent housing.  9,200 people received eviction protection services.  514 new year-round shelter beds were added and 159 people found jobs through new employment programs.

The report covers Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties.

The number of people who moved into permanent housing represents a quarter of the number of homeless people identified in the January 2022 Point in Time count.