Yurlov: Portland should switch gears to make homeless policy work

Vlad Yurlov

Remember Portland's 10-year plan to end homelessness by 2015? The plan fizzled out, along with hundreds of millions of dollars in investment.

Roughly $70 million flowed into affordable housing production, homelessness prevention and support services each year. Despite all these efforts and all that spending, the number of homeless continues to rise in the Portland area.