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PHB Director Margaret Van Vliet on OPB's "Think Out Loud"

June 16, 2011

Portland Housing Bureau Director Margaret Van Vliet was a guest on OPB's "Think Out Loud" yesterday morning.

"The city of Portland just renewed the lease for Dignity Village, the homeless community at the end of the #10 bus line in Northeast Portland. However, the city says before it votes on another long term contract, it wants to see the village address problems that have previously been identified in a 2010 consultant's report.

Earlier this month, city leaders and advocates celebrated the opening of one of the features of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness: The Bud Clark Commons, a facility for homeless and low income residents.

How do both of these events fit into the larger plan to end homelessness?"

Listen: "Dignity Village and Ending Homelessness"