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May 10, 2024

Portland OKs new homeless camping rules that threaten fines or jail in some cases

PORTLAND (AP) — Homeless people who camp on public property in Portland and reject offers of shelter could be fined up to $100 or sentenced to up to seven days in jail under new rules approved unanimously by the City Council on Wednesday.

When shelter is not available, the same penalties apply for blocking sidewalks, using gas heaters or starting fires, or having belongings more than 2 feet outside of tents.

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