Tag Archives: Housing

Editorial: New VA hires good news, but where will they live?

The announcement that the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City will hire 250 health care professionals is great news, and the fact that 100 of those positions will be mental health workers is especially welcome. Veterans — particularly combat veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — are in need of […]
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Our View: Klamath Falls sets a path we could follow

Homelessness seems like such an intractable issue that the first impulse is to throw up our hands and turn away. But Klamath Falls has come up with an approach that offers hope — both to the homeless and the community — and that might provide a blueprint for others on which to model their efforts. […]
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Kate Brown asks for extra $5 million to shelter homeless families

Gov. Kate Brown requested $5 million from the Oregon Legislature for homeless families ahead of the February short session. She announced her desire to help Multnomah County and other hard-hit areas get through the winter Thursday during a visit to the overflowing Human Solutions shelter in Southeast Portland. Source: Kate Brown asks for extra $5 […]
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WEATHER: Emergency resources for homeless

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is offering a reminder of the emergency resources available for Oregonians experiencing or at risk of homelessness during the winter. In an effort to provide critical support to these Oregonians, the 2017 Oregon Legislature provided $40 million in funding to support the Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program and the […]
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Oregon Governor Wants $5 Million To Shelter Homeless Families

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday she will ask the Legislature to approve $5 million in new state funding to provide shelter for homeless families. The governor’s request comes on top of $40 million in funding for homeless services approved by the Legislature in 2017. Source: Oregon Governor Wants $5 Million To Shelter Homeless Families

Lane County home sales in November continue busy pace

Latest figures show a double-digit increase from the same time last year A seller’s market that showed no signs of weakening in November kept Lane County home sales brisk last month. Source: Lane County home sales in November continue busy pace

17 veterans and their families have a new home for the Holidays

A project two years in the making reached its final stage. Now 17 veterans will have a place to call home, bringing them out of the cold just in time for Christmas. “The most important title that building will have for 17 veterans, is home,” said City Councilor Kevin Stine. Source: 17 veterans and their […]
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Oregon lawmaker says housing is core state responsibility

In another sign of how the affordable housing crisis has become a top political issue, state Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, says the Oregon Legislature should consider housing to be a core responsibility of state government, like transportation, education and health care. Source: Oregon lawmaker says housing is core state responsibility

Oregon lawmaker says housing is core state responsibility

Leadership summit highlights shortage of homes, both in Portland and around the state. Source: Oregon lawmaker says housing is core state responsibility

This is the story of the working homeless

 “I don’t want to survive anymore . . . I want to live,” Terrance Harris said as he sat in the At Risk Kids Project surrounded by donated clothes and flyers for food drives. Harris and his family have been identified as “working homeless” for the past nine years. The downward spiral began when his […]
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