Locals in Portland, Oregon’s “blue city,” who are fleeing the homelessness issue because they fear for their safety, are moving to safer areas. Residents reportedly had had enough of the homeless camps outside their homes.
This is encouraging them to relocate so they won’t have to deal with the homeless on a daily basis, the majority of whom have a range of mental illnesses.
Frustrated families in Dem-led Portland are selling their HOMES as homeless camps go up outside their front doors! pic.twitter.com/ipUFnrWyd2— DaneG (@Dane__Garcia) August 17, 2022
One Portlander, Maria Inocencio, admitted to local TV source KGW8 that she is quite frightened by the prevalent mental illness issues among homeless people.
People are attempting to cross the roadway in really risky circumstances, according to Mark Smith, a neighbor who maintains a homeless camp next to his garden.
Similarly, Greg Dilkes, a 30-year Portland resident, said he is considering leaving the city for the first time because he no longer feels happy living there.
Downtown Portland luggage store, boarded up with homeless sleeping in the front entry. " Your journey begins here " @tedwheeler @Mingus4Portland @DanRyanPDX @JoAnnPDX @CommRubio You need to lead better , please….. pic.twitter.com/HRVLjXiVya— Joe Squires (@PDXJoeSquires) August 16, 2022
People typically don’t worry about homeless camps in their area, according to real estate broker Lauren Iaquinta, as long as they can park their cars in a secure driveway. But these crises are pushing people to their breaking points.
According to Laquinta, prospective buyers are also worried about the homeless camps in the Portland areas.
The real estate agent also underlined that given the lack of homeless camps there, some parts of the city, like North Portland, are relatively safer places to live.
A notable riding section of the Peninsula Crossing Trail that prompted the community to contact the city administration for assistance has been ruined by these homeless camps.
According to Tom Karwaki, the neighborhood association’s leader, everyone should live in harmony by establishing a Safe Rest Village for homeless people.
Portlanders will feel protected in the city if the government acts quickly to condemn the ongoing lawlessness.