Mark Levin

ON AIR NOW

Mark Levin

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Contact
Local News


The numbers of homelessness are up in Central Oregon. Wednesday, the Homeless Leadership Coalition released the numbers from a one day count taken January 27th.   On that day, 2200 individuals stated they were homeless. “But the numbers that hit hard for me this year when I took a look at the data in front of me is that we nearly hit 50% for the number of kids that are homeless in our region.” Rachel Baker is a staff attorney for Legal Aid. She says that is the highest it's ever been.    Baker was disappointed that number of disabled and elderly homeless continue to be high.  One out of five homless families are living in cars or tents which is also a significant increase over last year because they can't afford rent.   The number of homeless veterans is also up. Last year it was around 80, this year it was more than a hundred.   Service providers say they need to find new ways to work together and find resources. The amount of money available for housing assistance has decreased.

 

 

Share

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.