The group calling itself Right to Dream Too swelled to nearly sixteen tents overnight. With winter nearing, according to the group, they are setting up a
place to rest. The group says they are trying to establish a safe and stable place for people experiencing homelessness in Portland.
According to the City of Portland/Multnomah County 2011 homeless count, 2,727 people who were “literally homeless” – sleeping in an emergency shelter, vouchered into a motel, or unsheltered – on the night of January 26.
This number includes 1,718 people who were unsheltered (sleeping outside, in a vehicle, or abandoned building) and 1,009 people who were sleeping in an emergency shelter or vouchered into a motel. An additional 1,928 people were sleeping in transitional housing on the night of the count, bringing the total homeless count to 4,655.