Oregon Housing and Community Services will lead interagency efforts to tackle housing issues around Oregon
Governor Kate Brown Monday announced the launch of Oregon’s five-year statewide housing plan to tackle homelessness and housing instability issues statewide. The six-point plan was drafted by Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) with substantial community and partner agency participation.
“It will take all of us working together to prevent people from slipping into homelessness, to get people quickly off the street, and to help all Oregonians access stable homes,” said Governor Brown. “This is an ambitious and historic statewide housing plan that will guide our state’s housing investments for years to come, and will set a trajectory that will endure even longer. It will take an equally ambitious and historic investment from the Legislature to ensure that every Oregonian, in communities large and small, has access to housing choices that allow them and their families to thrive.”
“We are embarking on a new era for Community Services. In this new era in which we will be conducting business differently,” said Margaret Salazar, director of Oregon Housing and Community Services. “We will be proactive yet flexible. We will step up to provide the leadership Oregon needs to deliver this work. We will not be able to do it without strong partnerships and the support of Oregon communities.”
Read the full report, entitled Breaking New Ground, here.