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Jimmy Jones

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Oregon’s economy is pushing more people into homelessness

By: - May 10, 2022

Oregon is facing a new housing crisis beyond anything we have seen to date. Desperately needed eviction prevention programs have poured more than half a billion dollars into the rental market since 2020, protecting thousands that lost income during the pandemic.  A series of eviction moratoriums and tenant protections, in support of the financial resources, […]

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Same stale answers won’t solve Oregon’s homeless challenges

By: - April 13, 2022

In the early morning hours of March 27, an unspeakable tragedy happened in Salem. Four homeless residents of our community died when a driver left the road and struck their tent encampment. Two more were gravely injured, but survived.  Three of the four killed were under 30, as was one of the two who were […]