Dr. Marisa Zapata, associate professor of land use planning at Portland State University and director of the Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, wrote:

“We need investments that last and not stop-gap measures that sometimes cost more than solutions. For instance, some of the city-sanctioned camps cost more per night than rent vouchers or permanent supportive housing, according to county data. And camps could take just as long to come online as affordable housing.”

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