Friday, August 19, 2022

Oregon, My Oregon

Mike LaChance at Legal Insurrection, Some Families in Portland, OR, Selling Their Homes to Escape Homeless Encampments

Emma Colton reports at FOX News:
Portland families forced to sell their homes as concerns mount over homeless camps

Residents in a Portland, Oregon, neighborhood are resorting to selling their homes and moving due to homeless encampments right outside their front doors.

“It’s a little scary because I know there is mental illness and that concerns me,” North Portland resident Maria Inocencio told KGW8.

Residents of North Portland said at least three families on one street have left in recent days due to the homeless camps, and KGW8 reported seeing for-sale signs up and down streets.

“I would say the migration to the suburbs, I’ve seen quite a bit in the last two years,” real estate broker Lauren Iaquinta said. “Most people don’t want to have to worry about if they can leave their car parked in their driveway overnight without maybe having it broken into. It’s a pretty testy subject.”

Iaquinta said she now studies neighborhoods to see if there are homeless camps in a given area while working with potential buyers.

They voted poorly. But there may be signs of hard won wisdom beginning to emerge, Oregon Governor Race Moves To ‘Toss-Up,’ Pointing To Possible Historic GOP Win (Da Wire). I'll believe it when I see it.

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