Portland-area residents may vote on funding for homeless

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Multnomah County commissioners have agreed to cuts across departments to ensure that they can send money to the Joint Office of Homeless Services, which coordinates housing assistance, outreach and other needs for struggling people. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Mayor Ted Wheeler has complained for years that he doesn’t expect to be able to match previous contributions to the Joint Office using existing city revenues alone.   Acampaign called Here Together,aims to ask voters on the November 2020 ballot to fund likely hundreds of millions of dollars for increased social services.