Former motel will soon provide over 70 rooms to wildfire survivors, others without housing

Ashley Hamilton, ARCHES program director, cuts the ribbon at the new ARCHES Inn. (Ardeshir Tabrizian/Salem Reporter) A Salem motel turned emergency shelter is days away from opening rooms to people displaced by the Santiam Canyon wildfires. The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency acquired the former Super 8 building, and ARCHES[Read More…]

Eviction moratoriums and rent assistance kept Oregonians housed, but many face barriers to entry as funding runs out

Some Salem renters got a notice on their door starting early summer, advising them the eviction moratorium had come to an end on June 30, 2021. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) Oregonians struggling to pay rent faced barriers to getting assistance and slow payments through a $15 million rental assistance program in[Read More…]