9/30/2020 LIVE FORUM: Fire Recovery for Manufactured Homeowners.
As you know, many of the houses destroyed in the Almeda fire were mobile or prefabricated homes. The occupants and owners now have a lot of questions about insurance, area cleanup, FEMA (Federal Agency for Emergency Management), etc, specific to this sector. On Wednesday, September 30th at 4 pm, my office we held a Zoom forum with information and to provide answers. We featured experts including staff of the state office of prefabricated housing, staff of the ...
9/21/20 Wildfire update: Returning to home
Here is some very good general information from the state Department of Environmental Quality for those of us who are returning to homes still standing near burned areas:
"Wildfires can leave lingering smoke and ash in people's homes and businesses. When you return to a home or business that has survived a wildfire, it's important to take precautions to protect yourself and your family from inhaling smoke and ash. Smoke and ash can cause lung, heart and other health problems when disturbed ...
9/18/20 Wildfire Update Day 10: Recovery – FEMA Assistance & New Resources
A week and a half after the devastating Almeda fire ripped through our communities, we are beginning to understand the nature of this catastrophe.
Initial assessment has pegged the number of lost homes, including apartments, manufactured homes, and houses at more than 2,350. In addition, businesses along the corridor from just north of the Valley View interchange through Phoenix were consumed by fire. Thousands of us were displaced, and many more are grieving for the losses sustained by ...
COVID RENTAL SUBSIDY MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
In this critical moment, it is essential that individuals and families who still have homes get the support they need to stay housed.
Funding is available to help tenants who have suffered financial loss associated with the COVID pandemic. Applicants may qualify for subsidies for rent due between April and December of this year. Here are English and Spanish versions of a one-pager that describes where and how to get help.
Although the CDC has extended an eviction moratorium ...
9/13/20 Wildfire Update -Sunday night: Almeda fire response
This is Day 5 after the horrific Almeda fire swept through the communities of Talent and Phoenix. This post summarizes key information I know at this moment.
Fire impact. We know the fires took a devastating toll, but an inventory of loss is yet to come. However, at least a dozen manufactured home and RV parks were destroyed, including more than 1500 homes. Added to that are apartments units and many single family homes. Thousands of individuals and families, all treasured members of our ...
Extended interview with State Rep. Pam Marsh (D) about letter demanding Feds leave PDX
by KATU.COM STAFF - Friday, July 24th 2020
Democratic state representative Pam Marsh of southern Jackson County, along with 44 other Democrats in the Oregon legislature, sent a letter on July 23rd to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, demanding that federal personnel be removed from the streets of Portland.
Federal law enforcement officers have been cracking down on protests outside a federal building in downtown Portland. &nb...