Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Crime, Homelessness, Shelter and Gatekeepers

Four papers offered with the purpose of educating our residents on public safety issues here in Old Town Chinatown.

(1) What We Need to know For Our Safety, Incident and Crime Stats, Old Town Chinatown, October 2, 2017,  download here.
Crime report for August 2016 to August 2017 time period and incident report, September 2016 to September 2017.

(2) Overview Homelessness in Our Neighborhood, October 3, 2017 download here.  (

Information from the 2015 and 2017 Point In Time count of unsheltered homeless folks about the homeless population.  Overview of relevant information regarding the proposed 200 bed, low barrier Shelter at 320 NW Hoyt Street here in Old Town Chinatown.  

(3) See also position paper, Point of View,  September 12, 2017, on proposed siting of a 200 bed shelter, low barrier, in the North Gate area entrance to New Chinatown Japantown Historic District, Portland, Oregon.

(4) And read about Gatekeepers Chinatown
a proposal for providing improved safety in the doorways of our residential and commercial buildings where access to the building has proven to be difficult to restrict. 

Update October 5, 2017
About Workers/Industries in Old Town Chinatown Area

1,332 workers with 287 (21%) in construction, 286 in professional/scientific and technical services (21.5%) and 289 (22%) in health care and social assistance.

White, 30 to 54 years old, 55% earning more than $3,333 per month.

Download here.

Wider area, a look at 21,399 workers by industry, 
largest group professional/scientific/technical at 23%, Finance and Insurance 10.4%, Health Care and Social Assistance at 10.4% (2,223)

Download here.

Ruth Ann Barrett, October 4, 2017, Portland, Oregon,  
Bio information at 

P.S. Latest update here on Fong Chong Sex Club at NW 4th Avenue and Everett. 

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