Tag Archives: Homeless/Homelessness

Foster Care Bills | PPB Cadets | Mental Health Response – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Lawmakers in Salem are working on several fronts to fix problems with Oregon’s foster care system. Over the last year, we’ve looked at problems with and possible solutions for the system. Applications at police departments nationwide have decreased in recent years. The Cadets program at the Portland Police Bureau aims to teach students more about […]
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‘Medieval’ diseases return, hitting homeless hard

Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority. But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash, […]
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Oregon’s Homeless Numbers Worsening – The Corvallis Advocate

ECONorthwest released a report on Oregon homelessness last Wednesday, and it’s painful to read. For instance, Oregon makes up only 1.3 percent of the  U.S. population, but that state accounts for 2.6 percent of the country’s homeless population. The same report  also finds 150,000 households throughout the state currently so rent burdened, that they are […]
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Study warns of 156,000 Oregon households at risk of homelessness

A new study from a Portland economic firm says that Oregon has a disproportionately large share of the country’s homeless population — and many more on the edge. Source: Study warns of 156,000 Oregon households at risk of homelessness

Report: Oregon far exceeds nation in percent of homeless

Oregon has a disproportionately high percent of homeless people, caused in large part by high housing costs, according to new report by the ECONorthwest consulting firm. Source: Report: Oregon far exceeds nation in percent of homeless

Homeless camps, piles of trash captured in viewer videos

A Salem man exploring the urban areas of the city recently discovered several homeless camps and was appalled to find mounds of trash. On hikes along the Santiam Creek and Willamette River, Chris Casarez discovered three major homeless camps at Cascades Gateway and Minto-Brown Island parks as well as on private land near Wallace Marine […]
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Oregon Gets HUD Grants For Addressing Homelessness; $3.5M For Lane County

Nearly $3.5 million in federal grants are coming to Lane County, to tackle homelessness. Source: Oregon Gets HUD Grants For Addressing Homelessness; $3.5M For Lane County

State tackles housing, homelessness

  Oregon’s housing finance agency presented an ambitious plan Monday to attack homelessness, while battle lines were being drawn over a bill that would open neighborhoods zoned for single-family houses to higher density dwellings. The bill would require cities and counties to allow duplexes and some higher-density housing in lands zoned for single-family dwellings. More […]
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Legislators lay foundation for housing crisis fight

Supporters build a case for bills to alter zoning, battle high costs and crushing rent increases. Salem resident Paula Pena often slips cash into her father’s wallet when he’s not looking. The money is to help pay rent on a duplex in Northeast Salem. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Legislators lay foundation for housing crisis […]
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Portland, Harbor Of Hope Celebrate New Homeless Shelter, But Questions Remain

Backers of a homeless shelter funded by the CEO of Columbia Sportswear say they are days away from breaking ground on the project. Whether that’s true is unclear. Source: Portland, Harbor Of Hope Celebrate New Homeless Shelter, But Questions Remain . News | OPB