Homelessness: Oregon’s next governor focuses on vexing issue

FILE - Tents line the sidewalk on SW Clay St in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 9, 2020. Oregon Gov.-Elect Tina Kotek says solving homelessness in Oregon will be her No. 1 priority. Signs of it are plentiful, cluttered tent encampments in city parks and along bike trails and sidewalks; people living in run-down recreational vehicles. Experts say sky-high property prices and a shortage of 110,000 homes in Oregon have exacerbated the situation. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

Homelessness: Oregon’s next governor focuses on vexing issue