March 15, 2023

Homeless Situation Out of Control in Portland

The homeless crisis continues to spiral out of control in Portland, Oregon, according to a drug counselor in the area.

Kevin Dahlgreen shared the concerns during an interview with Fox News.

"When you're not actually helping the permanent solutions, the old homeless stay there and the new homeless come in and everything just grows," he said.

In some cases, local activists are allowed to set up empty tents on city sidewalks for those in need of a place to stay, increasing the problems in the area.

"The Five" co-host Kennedy blasted the situation and the city's leadership.

"This is completely inhumane. They see human beings as being disposable. Social services have totally broken down in this city. They have an ultra-liberal mayor, Ted Wheeler, who fights with the activists who are just trying to cannibalize each other. And this is their vision of utopia. It's awful," she explained Monday on "The Five."

"They don't do it right. Their outreach is bad. They don't get people into rehab. They rarely get people into shelters. About 3% of the unhoused population are actually in housing or shelters or jail or a nursing facility. And the older population, the homeless population, is growing in Portland, just like it is in Southern California. They don't have any real solutions," she continued.

"Just look around, everyone's just kind of used to it," said Portland resident Axel Hernandez Diaz.

"You can ask anyone over here, they're used to being potentially mugged every night they go back from work, so who knows," he added.

The city's situation continues to worsen but its leftist leaders appear to have few answers to address the concern.

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