MEDFORD, Ore. – After 20-plus years on the street, the Medford staple Downtown Dan is getting his forever home. Downtown Dan, as many call him, is famous for walking all over Medford and talking to everyone he sees. For the ...

SALEM, Ore. – Governor Tina Kotek released details about her plan to address homelessness in Oregon. The governor is asking state lawmakers to invest $130 million toward reducing the number of unsheltered Oregonians in 2023. The request was paired with ...

Author: Blair Best, KGW Staff SEASIDE, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek made a point of declaring a homelessness state of emergency on her first full day in office earlier this month, but the order doesn’t apply to the ...

SALEM, Ore. – One day after officially taking office, Governor Tina Kotek issued three executive orders to tackle Oregon’s homelessness crisis. The governor set a statewide housing production goal of 36,000 per year, declared a “homelessness state of emergency, and ...

SALEM, Ore. – In one of her first acts as Oregon’s governor, Tina Kotek announced she’ll sign an executive order to address the state’s homelessness crisis. On Monday, January 9, 2023, Tina Kotek was sworn in as the 39th Governor ...

  ASHLAND, Ore. – Options for Helping Residents of Ashland, and Representative Pam Marsh, talked about ways homelessness is being addressed in Jackson County on January 3rd. In a public forum, Representative Marsh spoke about the state’s role in addressing ...

  MEDFORD, Ore. – A severe weather shelter is open in Medford to help people stay warm amid below-freezing temperatures. The shelter, located at 332 West 6th Street, provides food and a dry place to stay overnight. Some people at ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford library hosted it’s first homelessness panel, inviting the community out to listen to local government leaders about what they are doing to help the unhoused. Medford deputy city manager Kelly Madding, Medford police chief Justin ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The City of Grants Pass is no longer looking into purchasing a downtown building after hearing feedback from the community. At Wednesday night’s Grants Pass City Council meeting, council members discussed the city’s homeless situation. As ...

SALEM, Ore. – We told you before that the Oregon Mayors Association is asking the state for money to address homelessness. Monday, its “homelessness task force” met to discuss the plan. The group requested $123 million from the state. They ...

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