Tag Archives: Homeless/Homelessness

Opinion: Addressing Portland’s two homeless crises

Last month, Forbes magazine named Portland one of the best places in the country for business and careers. But few noticed. The public’s attention has turned to those the economy has left behind — people living on the streets, in cars, or in emergency shelters. The homeless crisis dominated state and local elections, and rival candidates found […]
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Affordable housing plan draft released; feedback sought

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) released a five-year look at the agency’s priorities, goals and strategies in ensuring a stable and affordable housing landscape. Source: Affordable housing plan draft released; feedback sought

C.O. part of state effort to end veterans’ homelessness

Oregon Housing and Community Services has chosen 10 Oregon communities, including Central Oregon, to take part in Operation Welcome Home, an effort to end homelessness among Oregon veterans. Source: C.O. part of state effort to end veterans’ homelessness – KTVZ

How Oregon Measure 102 could affect Salem’s housing supply, homeless

Despite Measure 102’s decisive passage Tuesday night, Salem doesn’t have any immediate plans to place an affordable housing bond measure before voters. But the constitutional amendment could still indirectly boost affordable housing construction in Salem. Source: How Oregon Measure 102 could affect Salem’s housing supply, homeless

Tiny houses multiply amid big issues as communities tackle homelessness

In Kansas City, Mo., a project for former service members could become a model for other communities. The 13 tiny houses sit in neat rows on the small plot of land in south Kansas City. There’s a comforting uniformity to the group, each structure a simple A-frame or slant roof, painted a rich hue: deep […]
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Dozens Die On Streets In Portland Area

Multnomah County’s latest count of homeless deaths shows that 79 people died in 2017, one fewer than the year before. Life on the streets turned deadly again last year in the Portland area, with dozens of people dying far too young. In its latest count of homeless fatalities, Multnomah County tallied at least 79 deaths in 2017. […]
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Tracking Hate | Sexual Violence And Homelessness – OPB’s Think Out Loud

People in Eugene who experience hate incidents have more options than just going to the police. They can also turn to a city department that’s charged with keeping track of bias incidents and hate crimes. Since the program was created six years ago, there’s been more reporting of hate crimes, and victims say they feel […]
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79 homeless people died in Portland in 2017. Here’s what it means.

As the county and city allocate more funding to homeless services and boast of the increase in people helped, two statistics show that the problem is still dire in Portland: a rising count of people who have no permanent home and a death rate that won’t go down. Source: 79 homeless people died in Portland […]
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Expert panel urges hepatitis A shots for homeless in U.S.

This is the first time a routine vaccination has been recommended for homeless persons. Officials hope to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. For the first time, a federal advisory panel is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday for the homeless to get routine hepatitis A shots to prevent outbreaks […]
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We can’t solve homelessness until we understand how we’ve made it worse

What’s good for businesses and property owners only hurts the homeless. In cities throughout the United States, municipal officials, residents and advocates are debating how to address the pressing issue of public homelessness. The problem: These conversations continue to overlook how property owners and businesses have shaped our abysmal response to homelessness over the past […]
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