My View: Don’t end homelessness, just rebrand it

Max Margolis

A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece about how Portland's homeless crisis has evolved into a chronic condition.

I proposed an idea to then Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler of transforming Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement into a Portland Corps, a la the Peace Corps, to provide on-the-ground services to our homeless citizens. In the civic cacophony of ideas to address homelessness, my idea, like too many Portlanders, was vagabond.