Portland and the West Coast as a whole have seen a dramatic rise in people living without shelter in the past decade. Along with that trend has come a series of myths and misperceptions about the issue that have shaped policy solutions to it.

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods created this video as a companion to its 5-part series on houselessness to help us have a smarter, more informed debate about solutions, and make sure that we are tackling root issues and not just symptoms.