Portland city officials vote on homeless shelter proposals

PORTLAND (WGME) — Portland city officials had two options Tuesday night: Approve one large homeless shelter with a capacity of up to 150 or build multiple smaller shelters.

The city’s Health and Human Services Committee voted for one large new shelter, but the crowd seemed split on the issue.

Those for the “megashelter” say it will be more cost efficient and is backed by health providers.

“Key service providers support a single facility with co-located services,” Laura Cannon said.

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