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26 Rural Counties Get Homelessness Funding

(Salem, OR) -- 26-million dollars will be split among 26 rural Oregon counties to help reduce homelessness. The Legislature approved the funding for Governor Tina Kotek's homelessness state of emergency. The money will add at least 100 new shelter beds and rehouse at least 450 families by June 30, 2025. The money was divided based on community plans and a formula developed by the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department. The original requests were for 29 shelter projects costing 37-million-dollars.

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