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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 ...