Homeless camp opens in Lents without city approval

This new homeless camp for women was set up on Mother's Day at Southest 93rd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard.

Community activists who say local leaders are not doing enough to address the homeless crisis built a camp for women on Portland-owned property in Southeast Portland on Mother's Day.

"We announced a state of emergency for houselessness in October. It is now May. We have done nothing to move forward on this issue," said Lisa Lake of Advocacy 5 during a Monday morning press conference at the camp at Southeast 93rd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard in the Lents neighborhood.