PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — AM Extra is digging into solutions to Portland’s homeless crisis.

One of the groups at the forefront of the issue is students and staff at Portland State University.

The university’s Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative (or HRAC) is addressing the challenges of homelessness and the conditions that lead to it through extensive research

AM Extra was joined by Professor Marisa Zapata, director of the HRAC to tell us more about the important program.

Watch the full video in the player above.