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Local Issues

  • Homelessness

    Homelessness is a complex, challenging issue and a top priority for the City.

    The City is working in partnership with local organizations and other government agencies in response to this growing community issue.

    Read more about homelessness in Gresham.

    Gang Prevention

    Gang violence is a fast-growing East Multnomah County issue threatening Gresham’s livability and requiring stepped-up, collaborative measures to address the problem. 

    A balance of prevention, intervention and suppression strategies is the only way any community has ever been able to curb the growth of gangs. 

    Read more about:

    Gang prevention in Gresham

    Gang prevention resources


    Both medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational marijuana businesses are subject to City registration, local regulations and requirements of state law.

    Read more about:

    Marijuana issues

    Marijuana businesses

    Marijuana positions

    Medical marijuana grows in residential areas

    Metro Housing Bond

    Metro is working with local partners and communities across the region to develop 3,900 homes for seniors, working families, veterans and others who need them. Metro will implement the bond in partnership with the City of Gresham and six other jurisdictions, each with its own funding allocation and production targets.

    Read more about Gresham's implementation of the Metro Housing Bond.

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    • The City has two Homeless Services staff who serve as point of contact for individuals in need. This video tells the story following Community Health Services Advisor Kevin Dahlgren.

      Request services or report a homelessness issue through the My Gresham app. Or, call our team at 503-618-2441.

    • Central City Concern Clean Start, under contract with the City of Gresham, provides paid mentored work experience for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. The Clean Start team cleans up Gresham's trails and open spaces in areas impacted by homelessness.