Red Cross sheltering assistance to transition to Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS)
The Red Cross shelter management contract ends Dec. 31, 2020. When the Red Cross contract is complete, ODHS will take on direct management of the shelter mission.
ODHS intends to continue to provide shelter while people need it and are committed to a successful transition for each person currently in shelter. ODHS teams will meet with individuals and families in shelter to identify barriers to successfully moving out of shelter and then connect those individuals with local resources.
More than 4,000 homes were destroyed or sustained major damage that made the homes uninhabitable until repairs can be made or replacements built. Many people lost their homes, belongings and livelihoods.
The extensive devastation, coupled with an already tight housing market, means the response and recovery effort will endure longterm.
Currently, more than 1,000 people are in non-congregate shelter throughout the state.