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Contractors Monday were preparing space for a new homeless shelter inside the Multnomah County-owned Walnut Park building at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Killingsworth Street.

Contractors Monday were preparing space for a new homeless shelter inside the Multnomah County-owned Walnut Park building at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Killingsworth Street.

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Walnut Park Shelter Prepared

County building to share space for homeless

A new homeless shelter slated to open by Thanksgiving in the heart of Portland’s historic African-American community will give those struggling to fend for themselves on the streets a place of refuge and assistance.