Gov. Kotek tours homeless shelter


November 1, 2023

Ethan Hoagland

Governor Tina Kotek listens as FAC founder Shirley Byrd shows her a conestoga hut at the shelter.

Tucked off of Main Street against a backdrop of jagged hills and the town's silver water tower, Sweet Home's shelter for those experiencing homelessness received a visit from Governor Tina Kotek. The quiet, modest visit is part of Governor Kotek's initiative to meet with local leaders and solve Oregon's housing crisis.

"It was a very sobering conversation when leaders in that room tell me that, in Sweet Home alone, there are 400 homeless children," Governor Kotek said during a press conference later in the evening.

During the tour, the governor met with organizers from Family Assistance and...

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