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The Homelessness Epidemic Across Seattle, WA and Portland, OR

Authors: Caitlyn Conner*,
Topics: Urban Geography, Ethnicity and Race
Keywords: Seattle, Homelessness, Portland
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/8/2020
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 4:35 PM
Room: Virtual Track 3
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Homelessness is formally defined by the United States Government as “when a person lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and if they sleep in a shelter designated for temporary living accommodations or in places not designated for human habitation.” In this poster I will be exploring the unique homelessness epidemic that is facing the cities or Portland, OR and Seattle Washington and looking at the causes unique to these two cities that have created this epidemic. This poster will also be looking at national solutions for homelessness and how they are being applied in Seattle and Portland. As well as what more could be done in these areas to end the homelessness they are facing.

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