Safe Parking Program
About Safe Parking Program
The City of Beaverton is providing a Safe Parking Program to provide a safe, legal place to park for people experiencing homelessness and living out of their vehicles. While no one should have to live in their car, providing a safe place to park can help families and individuals in this situation stabilize their lives and gain better access to services.
What does the Safe Parking Program look like?
- The City of Beaverton contracted with Just Compassion of East Washington County, a non-profit organization that will provide program management for the pilot year. Just Compassion will be responsible for intake and case management of the guests participating in the program.
- The program will consist of host sites distributed throughout the city with assigned parking spaces and onsite portable restrooms, storage, and garbage removal.
For more information about hosts, guest, and program:
- Frequently Asked Questions Opens a New Window.
- What it takes to be a host site Opens a New Window.
- Resource card Opens a New Window.
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- “Beaverton launches program to help homeless” KGW 5/7/2019
- “Beaverton tests safe parking spaces for homeless campers” KATU 4/30/2019
- “Beaverton moves toward safe parking for homeless” Beaverton Valley Times 4/15/19
- “Tina and Chris: An inspiring story from the street” Street Roots 1/28/2019
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