At the Center for Hope and Safety, the average shelter stay length for domestic violence survivors has tripled over the past year because of the time needed to find an apartment.
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The Hope Plaza site at 450 Church Street Northeast in Salem in July 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Jayne Downing used to have a collage of sticky notes on her office door at the Center for Hope and Safety. The items on them were a long-term wishlist of things survivors of[Read More…]
Homes on Tierra Drives Northeast on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Homes in Salem have become increasingly pricey, and renters are having a hard time finding available units with local vacancy rates below both Portland and national averages. A shortage of both homes for sale and available rentals[Read More…]
The Salem Housing Authority on Nov. 10, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Six months after getting extra money to help 34 homeless or low-income households, just two clients of the Salem Housing Authority have found a rental. Along with housing authorities around the state, Salem Housing Authority got emergency housing vouchers[Read More…]
Debbra Graham stands outside her tent at The ARCHES Project on Dec. 16, 2019. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Salem residents who need public assistance to get into housing are waiting as long as five years before moving into a home, according to city data. More than 12,700 people from 5,300 households[Read More…]
Construction workers prepare to break ground at the Nishioka Building, offering around 150 micro-apartments, at the corner of State and Commercial streets. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) The Nishioka Building, a mixed-use project that could fuel more change in downtown Salem, will break ground on Monday, developers say. “We’re excited. This has[Read More…]