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Deschutes County Gets $1 Million for Joint Homelessness Office

Deschutes County will receive $1 million to help start a joint office addressing homelessness in a bill that has passed the state Legislature and is now headed to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk. House Bill 4123 allocates funding to local governments and nonprofits to create coordinated homeless response offices. The legislation provides eight counties $1 million each to open an office that coordinates with various cities and other homeless service providers to streamline homeless-related services. Sponsored by Rep. Jason Kropf, D-Bend, the bill received a near unanimous vote in the House and Senate.

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