Johnathan Ryan McCarter’s partner found him unconscious in their tent in an unmanaged camp in central Salem Tuesday morning during an ice storm. Police said the death appears to be from carbon monoxide exposure, though the medical examiner has tests pending.
Oregon exceeded Kotek’s goals for building new shelter beds, rehousing homeless people and keeping families in their homes.
A recent $150,000 state grant will help Family Promise shelter homeless families in motels over the next few months.
The state spent hundreds of millions this year to get more homeless Oregonians into shelter.
Another slice of the more than $200 million allocated by the Legislature this session for homelessness is headed toward rural counties in Oregon. Gov. Tina Kotek announced Tuesday that 26 rural counties will receive a total of $26 million to get people off the street, out of their cars and[Read More…]
Members of a governor-appointed council say Oregon needs to temporarily loosen its land-use laws to meet Gov. Tina Kotek’s goal of building 36,000 homes per year – an idea that’s proved to be one of the more divisive proposals to address the state’s housing crisis. Over the past few months,[Read More…]
Salem has tripled the number of emergency shelter beds in the past five years amid growing concerns from citizens and city leaders about homelessness. But high housing costs, drug abuse and temporary funding remain challenges to tackling the problem.
Since 2018, Salem nonprofits and the city have worked to more than triple the number of shelter beds available for homeless residents. Here’s a look at what’s available.
Church at the Park has expanded its sheltering services over the past year under contracts with the city of Salem. But city money to pay for the programs runs out in June 2024, while a new tax that would help cover operations is headed to Salem voters.
Peter Courtney joined a crowd of hundreds Thursday to celebrate the near-completion of the YMCA veteran housing project that bears his name. Apartments will open in January.