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Group considers interim fix for homeless population


October 27, 2021

With colder weather and proposed “sleep center” plans for Sweet Home’s homeless population in flux (Linn County has not weighed in on its intentions and the Sweet Home city council hasn’t voted on it yet), officials and citizens gathered Monday, Oct. 18, for a Community Health Committee meeting at Sweet Home City Hall to discuss a possible interim solution: the north side of the Sweet Home Police Department’s property.

Police Chief Jeff Lynn said a fenced area could serve homeless people “in the short term, over the winter.”

However, that depended on daily involvement from the...

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