Tag Archives: Homeless/Homelessness

Oregon bans camping along Willamette River inside Eugene city limits

The camping ban along the Willamette River in Eugene is now in effect. The Oregon Department of State Lands announced the ban last week. Currently, no activity is allowed on the banks and islands of the Willamette River within Eugene city limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The restriction aims to prevent property damage and protect water […]
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Homelessness increases in Central Oregon

More unaccompanied children, people considered ‘chronically’ homeless. The homeless population in Central Oregon increased 12% from last year — ­including jumps in the number of unaccompanied children and people considered “chronically” homeless, according to a regional group that tracks one-night homelessness for the federal government. Source: Homelessness increases in Central Oregon; More unaccompanied children, people […]
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Oregon mental hospital is ‘world’s most expensive homeless shelter,’ state health director says

The state official who oversees Oregon’s public psychiatric hospital said Wednesday the facility has become “the world’s most expensive homeless shelter.” His remarks came in the context of a court hearing raising hard questions about ways the state manages resources to help those suffering from mental illness. Source: Oregon mental hospital is ‘world’s most expensive […]
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Plague Practice | Church-Built Affordable Housing? – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon health officials are spending three days training for a hypothetical intentional release of plague. Public health workers, volunteers, and tribal representatives will focus on getting antibiotics into communities quickly and efficiently. We talk with Akiko Saito, director of emergency operations at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division. Julia Nielsen and Andy Goebel are co-pastors […]
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Portland banking on low-rent SRO hotels to ease housing problems

Single-room-occupancy hotels, or SROs, were once an affordable haven for people who otherwise would land on the street. Jennifer Carder has lived in the Barbara Maher Apartments building in North Portland for only four months but she already feels more at home than she has in years. Source: Portland banking on low-rent SRO hotels to […]
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County may chart own course on homelessness

Local governments, including the Keizer City Council, are being asked to back a plan for Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties to strike out on their own when competing for federal funds. The action would require separating from a Continuum of Care alliance representing 28 Oregon counties. Two leaders of the Mid-Willamette Valley Homelessness Initiative encouraged […]
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Capitol round-up: Hot-button issues top agenda

Vaccination and gun bills face key tests, while “Kaylee’s Law” is up for a vote. Hot-button issues are taking center stage this week in the Capitol as lawmakers vote on vaccinations and gun control. With a little over two months remaining in the 2019 legislative session, the conveyor belt of bills has filled up and […]
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A lot of trash gone at Sandy River Delta Park

A lot of the trash left behind by homeless campers at the Sandy River Delta Park in March was gone Friday. Park users told KATU last month they were concerned about safety and the impact to the environment. Russell Glaser has been keeping his eyes on the situation. Source: A lot of trash gone at […]
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Talking About Suicide | Seattle Documentary | Feminism For Boys – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Breaking the Silence is a media collaboration highlighting problems and solutions around Oregon’s suicide crisis. As part of this project, we talk with Dan Reidenberg, executive director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). The conversation will focus on the training Reidenberg has led all over the country for media organizations covering this challenging topic and […]
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Park users concerned over homeless camps and trash piling up at Sandy River Delta

Homeless camps have popped up at an area on the west side of Sandy River Delta Park, leaving park users concerned about safety and impact to the environment. Russell Glaser visits the park regularly. He has seen homeless camps there before, but this year he says there are more of them, and more trash. Source: […]
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