PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Multnomah County board handed a historic 2023 budget Thursday, with 1 of the key ticket goods getting shelling out for homeless products and services.

Multnomah County is allocating $130 million for shelters — $53 million of that is likely to purchase motel structures for shelter and long lasting housing. The county also designs to expend $106 million on housing: which consists of placement, rent aid and scenario management products and services.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury mentioned the top rated priority for this budget is to get people today off the streets and into housing completely.

“We know that the unique folks have various needs. They are coming from unique areas. So the expert services that we provide are actually geared to each and every person. Regardless of whether they require behavioral overall health companies, regardless of whether they just want keys to an condominium, irrespective of whether they will need occupation teaching. This price range consists of all of that,” she stated.

Other major-finances line goods will spend millions on behavioral well being solutions and outreach, which will enable open up a behavioral well being source center downtown this fall. The whole finances for the joint business of homeless companies for 2023 is $255 million.

With this price range, Chair Kafoury claimed their target is to get 2,700 people off the streets and into long term housing.