Study warns of 156,000 Oregon households at risk of homelessness

A new study from a Portland economic firm says that Oregon has a disproportionately large share of the country’s homeless population — and many more on the edge.

The report jumped off a study done two years ago in which Portland residents said they were split on whether they thought the growing number of people living on the street was caused by economic forces or individual choices.

The study’s authors said Wednesday that they think elected officials and policymakers have spent too much time and money alleviating the symptoms of homelessness and catering to residents who believe more at

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