Advocates for homeless to protest Portland shelter’s closure

Homeless advocates plan to lay out 75 thin foam mats in City Hall Plaza on Tuesday to call attention to the loss of overflow shelter space.

Homeless Voices for Justice, an advocacy group composed of people who have experienced homelessness, is protesting a plan to close one of the city’s emergency shelters on July 1 and to stop using hotels as an overflow shelter for homeless families. 

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