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Initiative to convert hotels and motels into shelters for homeless moves forward locally

by Kevin McNamara | KTVL News FULL ARTICLE & VIDEO Jackson County, OR (KTVL) — The Oregon Joint Legislative Emergency Board has approved a total of $65 million dollars in CARES Act funding over the past couple of months for use in purchasing hotels and motels to convert into transitional and permanent housing in what is being titled 'Project Turnkey'. Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh had been pushing for the funding since the project started to come together ...

Oregon lawmakers look to buy hotels to house homeless during coronavirus pandemic

by Kellee Azar, KATU News FULL ARTICLE & VIDEO 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 ...

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 ...

‘We face an invisible threat’

by Staff reports - The Mail Tribune Tuesday, March 24th 2020 The Jackson County Emergency Operations Center issued a message to the public after Gov. Kate Brown instituted a statewide order Monday for people to stay at home except for essential trips like going to work and buying food. The message comes from Jackson County officials and a bipartisan group of state legislators — Sen. Jeff Golden, Rep. Pam Marsh, Rep. Duane Stark and Rep. Kim Wallan. The Mail Tribune is printing the ...