Relocation of Homeless People from ODOT Rights-of-Way

This research project consists of an investigation of responses to homeless encampments on rights-of-way owned by Departments of Transportation (DOTs). While DOTs are not housing or social service agencies, their role as major public landowners involves them in dealing with the consequences of homelessness. The research goals included analyzing the prevalence of the problem, documenting how DOTs are responding, and culling from this data information that could be used as a basis for creating a best practices guide. The research included a single mixed-methods, in-depth case study, electronic surveys of practitioners and follow-up interviews. Products consist of two reports (included as appendices to this document): A Case Study of the Baldock Rest Area and Homeless Encampments on Public Right-of-Way: A Planning and Best Practices Guide.

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    • This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers Program and the Oregon Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland State University

    School of Urban Studies and Planning, P.O. Box 751
    Portland, OR  United States  97207-0751

    Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium

    P.O. Box 751
    301A Engineering Building
    Portland, OR  United States  97207

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bassett, Ellen
    • Tremoulet, Andree
    • Moe, Allison
  • Publication Date: 2013-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 176p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTREC-RR-12-14
  • Contract Numbers: 2012-477
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2013 9:56AM