County Commissioners have decided that they’ll re-open a temporary animal shelter where the old one now stands. First they’ll continue to tear down the old shelter and replace it with temporary modular buildings. In the meantime they’ll keep looking around for a permanent location for the shelter. No one is guessing when that might be. But at least the animals and their keepers at the county animal shelter will have adequate facilities.
Meanwhile the search is on for a location somewhere in the county where a new animal shelter can be created…hopefully somewhere mid-county so drive times can be minimized.
And the county commissioners approved a deal with two affordable housing non-profits for them to build two family sized homes within the Lincoln City city limits on Union Loop. They should be able to keep the costs down at least in part because the county owned the land and they’re offering it free to the non-profits to keep costs down. One other lot next to the two building sites is expected to go on the market eventually – again, for affordable housing.
But of course three affordable homes does not cure a housing crunch. The issue is obviously still evolving, not only in Lincoln County but nationwide.