Kotek Approves Multnomah County's Homeless Spending Plan

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Governor Tina Kotek announced that the State has accepted Multnomah County’s updated plan for use of emergency homelessness funding. The plan details how the area will rehouse 275 households and create 140 new shelter beds by the end of this year.

“I appreciate the County Chair, the Mayor of Portland, and their staff for collaborating on these revisions to ensure emergency funds will be used to meet specific goals in our shared mission to reduce homelessness,” Governor Kotek said. “Oregonians are demanding accountability, and this was an important step forward in our work to deliver results.”

The updated plan, which was submitted last Thursday, includes detailed plans to use the state emergency funding to create 140 new shelter beds by purchasing sleeping pods and supporting site operations at the Gideon Temporary Alternative Shelter Site in Southeast Portland.

During the application update process, Multnomah County and the City of Portland increased their collaboration and communication to arrive at a final plan.

Governor Kotek previously announced allocations for each region within her homelessness state of emergency. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is finalizing grant agreements with the goal of funding being available to communities by April 28.

Source: Oregon Governor's Office

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