By Roy L Hales
On any given night, there are 3,800 people sleeping in Portland’s streets, shelters or temporary housing. The city of Portland has received countless phone calls, e-mails, and social media messages requesting information about this problem. “We heard them, and we responded with an easily accessible warehouse of information,” says Mayor Charles Hales. Portland’s New Homelessness Toolkit is a portal of information on the city’s homelessness initiatives, from safe sleeping guidelines to volunteer opportunities.