Jesse Vear

We should be looking at what happened when the publicly funded Health Care for the Homeless Clinic was closed back in 2014. These patients were supposed to be transitioned over to the ‘federally qualified health center,’ but two years later, some 55-65% of these patients have not been transitioned over. These highly vulnerable members of our community have fallen through the cracks, going without access to the health care they need and deserve. The very same thing is poised to happen here again if we allow the city to ‘transition’ India Street out of existence. Don’t let it happen again, Portland. Please.