The City of Hillsboro will soon pass some sweeping new Codes that will affect how we handle the sensitive and challenging topic of homelessness. Federal and State laws make it illegal for any City to deny people the right to sleep out in the open, protecting people who, in essence, have no home. The complex laws and Oregon House Bill 3115 ensure that people can sleep on public land when no shelter beds are available.
House Bill 3115 requires cities to allow community members to sleep and rest on public property — with restrictions — when no shelter beds are accessible.
According to the new law, cities and counties in Oregon — including the City of Hillsboro — must review and update local ordinances, or rules, that regulate sitting, lying, sleeping, or keeping warm and dry outdoors on public property by July 1, 2023.
This means the City of Hillsboro needs to make changes to current municipal code, which bans all camping in public spaces.
The CITY NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you have a home and have been affected by homelessness-related issues your input is sought. If you are homeless or have been, your input is equally if not more crucial!
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO WEIGH IN – TAKE THE SURVEY BEFORE APRIL 7th
From the City – we received this email:
As part of the cites engagement effort to seek input for our upcoming Camping Ordinance Amendment, the city has created survey’s in both English and Spanish for community members to fill out so we can hear how they have been impacted by this topic. Those impacted includes the housed and unhoused community.
Karla Antonini, AICP | Economic Development Project Manager
City of Hillsboro, Oregon
call 503-681-6181|email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is one of those times where your Voice can and will make a difference, so take a few minutes and take the survey!