Tag Archives: Homeless/Homelessness

Tourists Will Now Help Pay For Homeless Services In Portland Area

Money from Portland’s booming tourism industry will soon be used to aid the region’s worsening homeless crisis. For over a year, regional leaders have been hammering out an agreement to take some of the money flowing in from local taxes on rental cars and hotels and redirect it toward homeless services. Source: Tourists Will Now […]
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Duo proposes using former youth corrections campus as haven for Salem’s homeless

The Hope Crest Foundation pushes for a residential and services program for the homeless at the shuttered youth correctional campus in SE Salem. Source: Duo proposes using former youth corrections campus as haven for Salem’s homeless

Janet Stevens column: Permanent supportive housing plans are promising

Permanent supportive housing may not be the complete solution to chronic homelessness in Central Oregon, but it’s certainly likely to become a big part of the mix. Now, thanks to Central Oregon FUSE (Frequent Users System Engagement) it’s beginning to become a reality. The idea behind permanent supportive housing, one of two housing-first models, sounds […]
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Salem spends more than $5.2M a year on homelessness issues: draft report

Salem spends more than $5.2 million a year on issues related to homelessness, according to estimates in a draft city report. Most of the costs are incurred by the Salem Police Department, which is estimated to spend nearly $4.7 million on an annual basis dealing with issues related to homelessness, according to the draft report. The Salem […]
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Wyden Sponsors Bill to Prevent Homelessness Among Foster Youth

A week ago, Sen. Ron Wyden announced he will co-sponsor legislation that would extend housing vouchers for young people to use for up to three years after they become adults and leave foster care. Source: Wyden Sponsors Bill to Prevent Homelessness Among Foster Youth – The Corvallis Advocate

Report: Salem spends more than $5 mil yearly on homelessness

Salem spends more than $5.2 million a year on issues related to homelessness, according to estimates in a draft city report. The Statesman Journal reports that most of the costs are incurred by the Salem Police Department, which is estimated to spend nearly $4.7 million on an annual basis dealing with issues related to homelessness. Source: Report: […]
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State announces winter shelter awards, homelessness data

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) provided over $1.7 million to organizations across the state that provided shelter to those without homes. To help ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of Oregonians experiencing homelessness, these investments will strengthen winter shelters by securing facilities to operate shelter, increasing the number of shelter beds, expanding operating hours, […]
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Part of DCSO work center to serve as emergency warming shelter

Part of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office work-release center will be used to house up to 48 people as an emergency warming shelter during the winter, the Homeless Leadership Coalition announced Thursday. Source: Part of DCSO work center to serve as emergency warming shelter – KTVZ

Ashland winter shelter has new location, services for homeless

The Ashland winter shelter opened Nov. 4 in a new location with a new lineup of services and helpers. Options for Helping Residents of Ashland, the nonprofit facilitating the shelter this year, recently received a $58,000 grant from Oregon Housing and Community Services for winter shelter operations, and OHRA hired a new shelter director, Cass […]
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Helping Hands receives grant from state

Helping Hands in Clatsop, Tillamook, Yamhill and Lincoln counties received an $85,000 grant from Oregon Housing and Community Services to strengthen winter shelter for people who are homeless. Source: Helping Hands receives grant from state | Local News | dailyastorian.com