At last night’s OFDNA monthly Board meeting, we had a great discussion on the houseless problem in Bend. Melanie Kebler from the Bend City Council shared information and slides about the problem and some of the shelters and locations being considered by the city as we approach winter. The links below offer some great information to better educate us on the problem and solutions being considered. Please have a look and send us your thoughts, or write the council directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s more information about who is homeless in Central Oregon. Includes hundreds of kids and young people.
Latest from the City of Bend regarding the Outdoor Shelters:
Examples of successful shelters Bend is modeling
- Rogue Retreat – Medford, OR https://www.rogueretreat.com/
- SquareOne Villages – Eugene, OR https://www.squareonevillages.org/
A shelter project currently under design
- Central Oregon Veterans Village, Bend, OR https://centraloregonveteransvillage.org/
Shelter types other than outdoor being considered
Deschutes County Cleveland Commons Shelter Project
A policy brief describing the characteristics of an effective coordinated shelter entry process from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development