A panel of community leaders from Portland Oregon discuss chronic homelessness as a public health issue. They explain how they are working to provide services and shelter to people with mental illness and/or addiction, and the need for more shelters, and supportive affordable low-income housing.
The speakers are:
Jill Kahnert, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, retired from Central City Concern.
Jason Renaud, LWVPDX League member, and Voluntary Managing Director of the Mental Health Association of Portland
Scott Kerman, Executive Director, Blanchet House
Rachael Duke, Executive Director of Community Partners for Affordable Housing