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"Biggest victory" of 2009, according to Portland Tribune

December 31, 2009

Today's Tribune, the last of 2009, recognizes "Shelter from the storm" as the number 1 victory of 2009. Congratulations to the Portland Housing Bureau, especially Sally Erickson, Ryan Deibert, and Jennifer Chang; our County partners; the faith community; our many dedicated non-profit partners, including the Red Cross, Salvation Army, TPI, Human Solutions, and JOIN; the folks at the Portland Fire & Rescue, the Portland Office of Emergency Management, and the many City workers and volunteers who were part of last year's "heroic efforts" to help our homeless during the winter snowstorms.

Also in today's Tribune, the Editorial Board shares its wishes for 2010. For Nick: "Fewer homeless people to assist, but better, more coordinated ways of helping them."