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Commission pledges help with housing homeless


November 17, 2021

Benny Westcott

Commissioner Will Tucker, right, makes a point during a meeting with the Sweet Home City Council Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Linn County will give the city of Sweet Home two acres from the former Willamette Industries mill site to support development of a homeless project, but will likely put up for auction the remaining 148 acres of the property it was decided Tuesday night, Nov. 9, in a joint meeting of commissioners and city councilors.

The two elected bodies met at Sweet Home City Hall to talk about the two key issues.

Like other communities across the state, Sweet Home has been grappling with the issue of homelessness and at one point, had allowed volunteers to build platforms near a local church on which p...

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