Homelessness spikes in Multnomah County since 2019

An outreach worker from Project Homeless Connect speaks to a man in his tent during the 2021 point in time count in Hillsboro.

The number of unsheltered homeless people recently counted in Multnomah County shows a 50% increase in three years.

Officials from three Portland-area counties — Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas — jointly released numbers Wednesday, May 4, from their 2022 point in time counts.