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It will be several months before we know the results of the homeless count taken in Central Oregon last week. One segment of the homeless population local organizers expect will be down, is homeless veterans. A Housing Voucher Program through the Veterans Administration is helping put a dent in the numbers. Kenny LaPoint with Housing Works helps administer the vouchers. “I had spoken with some service providers who had gone out to the camps and they say they've seen quite a few less veterans at the homeless camps. And they attribute it to the Veteran’s Affairs supporting housing vouchers program. We've received 50 of those within the last twelve months.” Last year the homeless count included about 100 homeless vets. The Voucher Program help take about half of them off the streets.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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