Obama official: Portland's homeless need more permanent solutions

The Obama administration’s top official dedicated to ending homelessness is in Portland this week to meet with administrators of shelters and speak at a conference on homelessness and the lack of affordable housing.

As executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Barbara Poppe is responsible for administering Opening Doors, the nation’s first comprehensive homelessness prevention plan. The Portland Press Herald interviewed her Tuesday as she visited the Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, at 38 Preble Street. Click here to read the full article on the Portland Press Herald website.