Merkley and Wyden Announcing $50 Million in Housing Help for Oregon

Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, two U.S. senators from Oregon, announced that the U.S. HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is providing $49,970,799 to Oregon’s nonprofits, state and local governments to aid in the state’s efforts to end homelessness and improve access to services for those experiencing homelessness.

“Access to safe and affordable housing is vital to growing strong and vibrant communities, but I have heard from Oregonians across the state about the need for more housing resources and the crushing weight of our affordable housing crisis,” said Senator Merkley.

“This funding will provide critical support for communities and individuals across the state struggling to find affordable housing. I will keep fighting to ensure Oregonians have the housing resources they need to live safe and healthy lives.”

Wyden, who has presented legislation to eliminate homelessness and combat the countrywide affordable housing issue, has stated, “Quality of life for Oregonians or anybody else in America requires people to have a roof over their heads and a floor under their feet.”

Merkley and Wyden Announcing $50 Million in Housing Help for Oregon

“These fresh federal investments will help communities throughout our state to provide that housing so urgently needed for Oregonians trying to survive on the street. Housing is a human right, and I’ll stay at this until it’s treated as such in our state and country.”

The purpose of the CoC Program is to increase support from the general public for reducing homelessness. Nonprofit service providers and state and local governments will benefit from the funding, which will help them speed up the process of rehousing homeless people and their families, reducing the stress and disruption that homelessness causes for everyone involved.

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In addition, they encourage those suffering from homelessness to participate in and benefit from conventional services and help those in need achieve maximum independence. Here are the specifics of the award:

  • Home Forward: $7,037,001
  • Washington County Department of Housing Services: $4,647,955
  • Central City Concern: $4,042,885
  • Housing Solutions, Inc.: $3,517,363
  • Multnomah County: $3,192,421
  • Lane County: $2,512,675
  • Transitions Projects, Inc.: $2,402,163
  • Self Enhancement, Inc.: $2,329,124
  • Cascadia Health: $1,517,605
  • Clackamas Department of Health, Housing & Human Services: $1,387,117
  • Urban League of Portland: $1,184,621
  • Clackamas Women’s Services, Inc.: $1,144,228
  • Community Action Team, Inc: $936,780
  • Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services: $856,599
  • YWCA of Greater Portland: $834,884
  • Homes for Good: $829,786
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.: $795,626
  • Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest: $761,860
  • Center for Hope & Safety: $699,273
  • The Salvation Army: $674,363
  • Outside In $610,737
  • Cascade AIDS Project: $591,479
  • NeighborImpact: $572,604
  • Housing Authority of Clackamas County: $541,368
  • Neighborhood House: $467,802
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO): $428,835
  • Bradley Angle/Andrea Lee/Healing Roots Consolidation: $418,856
  • United Community Action Network: $404,753
  • Shangri-La Corporation: $364,377
  • Yamhill Community Action Partnership: $332,451
  • Community Services Consortium: $326,722
  • JOIN: $317,452
  • Northwest Pilot Project, Inc.: $270,435
  • New Narrative: $259,504
  • Northwest Family Services: $250,000
  • City of Portland: $245,666
  • Community Action Partnership of Oregon: $239,038
  • Parrott Creek Child & Family Services: $234,804
  • Clatsop Community Action: $227,483
  • Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency: $224,925
  • Just Compassion of East Washington County: $224,740
  • Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO): $183,264
  • Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc: $164,514
  • Central Oregon FUSE: $161,914
  • New Avenues for Youth Inc.: $131,219
  • Community Works Inc.: $116,703
  • Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc.: $88,937
  • J Bar J Youth Services: $76,036
  • Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland (OHRA): $54,778
  • Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance: $37,149
  • Tillamook County Community Action Resource Enterprises Inc.: $33,454
  • ACCESS: $26,616
  • Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC): $23,159
  • Oregon Housing and Community Services: $14,696

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