Bills address homelessness crisis in state
April 5, 2023
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek last week signed two legislative bills allocating $200 million to address Oregon's homelessness crisis.
House Bill 2001 and House Bill 5019 passed both chambers of the Legislature with full Democratic and some Republican support. They comprise a $200 million package, including more than $112 million to expand the state's shelter capacity by 700 beds and help about 1,650 people move into permanent homes within the next year. The package also includes $25 million for homeless youth and more than $33 million for rent assistance to help nearly 9,000 families stay in thei...