Salem Progresses on Governor’s Shelter Initiative

Posted on February 11, 2024

The Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance reported this week on the one-year anniversary of Governor Kotek declaring a state of emergency due to unsheltered homelessness. Our region received $12.8 million to meet state-set goals for homelessness prevention, emergency shelter and rehousing. Here’s what partners accomplished together:

Marion & Polk Homelessness Prevention
Goal: Prevent 667 households from becoming homeless between 1/10/23 and 1/10/24
Results: 792 households (119%) or 2,144 people
Note: This program was managed by Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency

Marion & Polk Emergency Shelter
Goal: Add 79 new low-barrier emergency shelter beds between 1/10/23 and 1/10/24
Results: 125 beds (158%)

Marion & Polk Rapid Rehousing
Goal: Rehouse 183 households between 1/10/23 and 1/10/24
Results: 170 households (93%) or 330 people

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