The city has passed a new tax program aimed at helping the homeless. The goal is to help alleviate the pressure that neighborhoods are facing on their own.
Tax Program Widely Accepted By City
FOr many, taxes are a burden. For others, they help rebuild city streets, create public parks and also put citizens to work. The new tax program will help fund public works projects as well as shift homeless areas outside of residential neighborhoods.
While many of the 1% does not inherently like taxes, the new plan has been widely accepted by almost every aspect of the financial spectrum.
HereTogether Oregon Backs Bill
HereTogether Oregon is “a coalition of service providers, business leaders, elected officials, and advocates who all believe homelessness in the Portland area is not an unsolvable problem.” As a group that works in favor of public support, they are excited to see these results go through.
The bill comes as COVID-19 is rapidly expanding throughout the world. While local officials are working diligently to help prevent the spread, many are still in need of serious help.
“We may see additional rent assistance dollars going out the door as opposed to some other things but, for the most part, it was built into the measure to respond to economic fluctuation,”
Over the next 10 years, the plan will steadily increase in order to help those less fortunate.
For those on the other end of the plan, they can see their efforts to help rebuild the city. This means creating a better environment for citizens.