NE Portland auto shop say homeless issue is hurting business

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The owners and workers of a Northeast Portland auto body shop have a motor home parked outside their business. It's been there for months. People come and go from it, there's trash strewn all over and there's also a car that's been stripped next to it.

The employees at Mackin's 65th Auto Body in the Cully neighborhood say they've been calling Portland Police for months, but police are telling them their hands are tied because they've been told by the mayor's office not to disturb homeless people.

The owners feel it's impacting their business. Clients feel unsafe/threatened and they're also concerned about the safety of their employees.

They don't know what to do anymore and feel helpless. They want the city to help.


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