January 4th, 2018 Special Meeting of the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association

The all-volunteer board of the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association will be holding a special meeting on January 4th to discuss the homeless shelter planned for SE 61st and SE Foster Road.

Join your neighbors for an hour of conversation about the shelter, moderated by our partners at Southeast Uplift.

After a group discussion, the board will meet for a work session to discuss input received. The purpose of this board conversation is not to take a position on the shelter or to hold a vote. The board will be reflecting on community comments, sharing information, and discussing what role, if any, the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association may serve. Attendees are welcome to stay for the board conversation to observe.

A meeting agenda with more information is available here.

Date: Thursday, January 4th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Portland Southeast Community Church of the Nazarene 5535 SE Rhone St.

More information about the proposed homeless shelter is at https://www.fosterpowell.com.


Community Meeting to Discuss Planned Shelter at 6144 SE Foster Road

The Neighborhood Association yesterday received notice of a planned emergency shelter for homeless adults in the vacant property at 6144 SE Foster Road. A community meeting will be held with Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, and Joint Office of Homeless Services director Marc Jolin. Meeting details, including the full text of the letter, are below.

Date: Monday, Dec. 18
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Service Employees International Union Local 503, 6401 SE Foster Road

12/14/17 UPDATE: An agenda and list of frequently asked questions have been provided by the Joint Office of Homeless Services.
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