Portland homeless woman says that being on the streets is a 'piece of cake' trends now
Wendy, a homeless woman, dove into the homeless crisis in the city in a new way by explaining how the open-air drug policies are bringing more tents onto the streets.
'It’s a piece of cake really that's why you probably have so many out here really because they feed you three meals a day and don’t have to do sh*** but stay in your tent and party,' Wendy told Kevin Dahlgren with community engagement organization We Heart Seattle.
To which Dahlgren responded: 'I appreciate the honesty, doesn't feel like that's really helping anybody.'
'It's not, that's why you see all the tents - people are up all night and sleep all day,' Wendy said.
Portland currently has more than 700 homeless encampments across the city within less than 150 square miles, and the ordeal has also led to the skyrocketing use of cocaine, heroine and meth which officials decriminalized in 2020.
Wendy, a homeless woman, was candid about the benefits of living on the streets in Portland, Oregon. The city's open air drug policy has led to more tents on the streets, she said
Wendy is a hair dresser who has been living on the streets for months. She is formally from Florida and became homeless when she divorced her husband.