REDMOND, OR -- Central Oregon’s Homeless Leadership Coalition is working to organize resources for transients soon to be displaced by evictions of a homeless camp east of Redmond. The property is owned by the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) and Redmond School District. Last year, the two agencies worked with Deschutes County to close access roads into the area east of NE 9th Street, in an effort to curb illegal camping, shooting, dumping and other activities.
But, COID says many camps remain, and some are growing again. There have been multiple fires in recent months
as well as damage to property. Pre-eviction notices are now posted, warning formal action begins Monday.
The Homeless Leadership coalition meets Wednesday at the Redmond Library to gather community partners and agencies to collaborate available resources to "best meet the needs of the individuals that are remaining at the camps in Redmond." They hope the community can provide support before campers need to vacate the land. That meeting begins at 10 a.m.