Oregon lawmakers look to buy hotels to house homeless during coronavirus pandemic
by Kellee Azar, KATU News
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) — Oregon's homeless crisis is visible almost anywhere in the state, and two representatives are trying to change that.
The pandemic has led to more on the streets, and the houseless crisis was only made worse by the devastating fires in Oregon.
With Winter fast approaching, Representative Pam Marsh along with Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer want to help get secure shelters for those who need ...
10/20/20 Wildfire update: Emotional support
Many of us are sad, anxious, traumatized and grieving after the fire. Please consider calling this hot line for emotional support:
SALEM, OR – It is normal to feel sad, stressed or overwhelmed after a major disaster. For adults and children having negative feelings or thoughts, free crisis counseling is available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline.
Call 800-985-5990 (Spanish Press 2) or text “TalkWithUs” ...
10/1/2020 Wildfire Update
INFORMATION FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING RESIDENTS AND MANUFACTURED HOME PARK OWNERS AFFECTED BY OREGON WILDFIRES
If you are a manufactured homeowner, either on land you own, or in a park, or you rented a manufactured home in a park and your housing was affected by the wildfire, this information is for you.
More information on how to get help is available at https://wildfire.oregon.govwildfire.oregon.gov.
What to do after the fire:
Step 1: Make sure that you’re ...
10/5/2020 Wildfire update: FEMA and citizenship requirements
Here is important information regarding citizenship requirements for residents seeking aid from FEMA. The English version is posted first, followed by the same document in Spanish. You can download the English version at: fema.gov/…/citizenship-and-immigration-status-requirements-…
Citizenship and Immigration StatusRequirements for FEMA Disaster AssistanceRelease Date: Sep 28, 2020
To be eligible for FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) assistance, disaster ...
10/2/2020 Wildfire Update: Moving into recovery
The wildfires that coursed through the state in September left disaster in the wake. Now that the smoke has settled, the damage can be assessed. Fires torched one million acres, destroyed 3,124 homes (including 1,069 single families houses, 197 multi-family, and 1,858 manufactured homes), and burned up 1,403 other structures. Nine individuals were killed, and three are still missing. Twenty counties across the state are part of the disaster declaration.
There’s no getting away from ...