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Homeless facility site moves again

Plan overcomes snag; 'knife property' now back in play

 

February 16, 2022

Benny Westcott

Josh Victor speaks to the Sweet Home City Council at its Feb. 8 meeting.

In what's become a constantly evolving back-and-forth, years-long process, the Sweet Home City Council has once again changed its homeless action plan. 

On Feb. 1, it voted to begin building a temporary "managed outreach and community resource facility" at the Sweet Home Public Works Yard. However, the Lebanon-based Family Assistance & Resource Center Group didn't want it there and preferred that a shelter be permanent, not temporary. 

TCouncil members voiced concerns at the session about purchasing a third of the 7.67-acre "knife property" east of Bi-Mart from the county for the faci...



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