HOPE News & Updates

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September 2023

In July and August, we shared (see below) that Oregon granted $1.2 million to service providers in Benton County with a goal to support rapid re-housing for community members in need. Today, we are providing an update on that communication.

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July 2023

Oregon Housing and Community Services is working with local planning groups to allocate $26 million in funding for rapid rehousing and sheltering through House Bill (HB) 5019 to counties in the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care (ROCC), which includes Benton County.

Allison Hobgood, executive director of the Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center talks about how people need to feel loved and understand that they’re cared for and have a social community that they can be a part of and feel safe.

Watch this video and hear what volunteers, staff, and community members have to say about their local resource center for unhoused and housing-insecure members of the Benton County community.

Benton County, the City of Corvallis, Community Services Consortium, and key health and social service providers are partnering with the Community ROCKit (Resource Organizer for Communities Kit) program in the development of a coordinated entry system that connects community members to housing and services.

Emergency shelter facility with lines of temporary cots topped with blue pillows and blanketd.

Benton County Public Health is seeking proposals to help provide overnight emergency shelter for people experiencing houselessness during severe weather.

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - Benton County and the City of Corvallis have been jointly awarded $1 million through House Bill 4123 to support a coordinated response to homelessness. Benton County and the City of Corvallis, along with housing and homeless service providers, have been working together since prior to HB 4123 to lay the groundwork for coordinated homeless response. The two agencies are already meeting many of the requirements set out in the legislation and intentionally pursued the pilot funding to support and grow existing homelessness response operations.