PPS provides building for homeless shelter

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith and Mayor Charlie Hales agreed to use the building in Southeast Portland as a shelter in exchange for free bus passes and school security.

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That’s money the city has provided in the past, but that has repeatedly been on the budget chopping block, Isaacs says. The city has historically provided a third of the funding for the high school bus passes, dividing costs with the school district and TriMet.

As part of the tentative agreement between Superintendent Smith and Mayor Hales, the city will rent the PPS storage building at the south end of the former Washington High School campus on Southeast Morrison Street.

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