The city of Salem has invested millions of dollars into the navigation center, which promises to fill a missing link in vital services for people who are homeless. City leaders are banking on state help to keep the long-awaited center running.
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Long-awaited homeless navigation center opens in Salem with fanfare
The temporary shelter will allow 75 people to get treatment and prepare to move out directly into housing. The navigation center’s longtime future is uncertain as the city hasn’t publicly identified funding beyond two years.
City expects homeless navigation center to open February
The center is intended to be a temporary shelter for 75 people to receive treatment and prepare to move out directly into housing. Some services at the long-awaited facility won’t come until after its opening due to supply chain issues.
City ending homeless rent assistance program to make way for federal housing money
The city-funded program started in 2017 tried to house chronically homeless Salemites in private rentals, but city leaders say it’s no longer needed as more housing projects have been added in the city in recent years.