Homeless Shelter Update – Planning Commission Recommendations and Next Steps

The Bend Planning Commission held its third work session Tuesday evening and finished work on the controversial homeless shelter code proposal, sending the recommendations on to city councilors. THIS LINK will take you to the Zoom video recording of that meeting. A public hearing and possible special meeting are expected to take place in mid-April. One [...]

By |2022-03-11T10:27:00-08:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Houselessness, Meetings, News|Comments Off on Homeless Shelter Update – Planning Commission Recommendations and Next Steps

2022 Affordable Housing Fund Recipients Selected

Recently, the Bend City Council approved the 2022 Affordable Housing Fund recommendations from the Council-appointed Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for three projects, totaling $1.1 million, to support the creation of 47 to 50 affordable housing units. The projects selected to receive funding this year are: -       Bend Redmond Habitat for Humanity; for down payment assistance (or [...]

By |2022-02-23T12:15:30-08:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Houselessness, Land Use, News|Comments Off on 2022 Affordable Housing Fund Recipients Selected

Watch Livestream Today – City Councelors Discuss Houselessness with the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance

Click this link to watch a livestream of Eric King (City Mgr) and councilor Megan Perkins discuss this hot topic with the Bend Neighborhood Leadership Alliance. Today at 4:00 PM (Feb 8, 2022)

By |2022-02-08T15:13:11-08:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: Houselessness, Meetings, News|Comments Off on Watch Livestream Today – City Councelors Discuss Houselessness with the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance

City Continues to Expand Temporary Shelter Capacity

At today’s Bend City Council meeting, Councilors approved a contract with NeighborImpact to operate a temporary shelter that will add up to 40 additional shelter beds in Bend through May of this year. The temporary shelter, located at 2346 NE Division Street, will open later this month and provide guests access to case management and a [...]

By |2022-02-06T12:17:24-08:00February 6th, 2022|Categories: Houselessness, News|Comments Off on City Continues to Expand Temporary Shelter Capacity

Proposed Code Amendments for Homeless Shelters

The Sounding Board to House our Neighbors is recommending a proposed package of amendments to the Bend Comprehensive Plan and Bend Development Code (attached) for three permanent shelter types (Group, Multi-Room, and Outdoor) and two temporary shelter types (Temporary and Hardship Housing). Click here to review the proposed code amendments On January 24th, 2022 at 5:30 [...]

By |2021-12-28T09:30:15-08:00December 28th, 2021|Categories: Houselessness, Meetings, News|Comments Off on Proposed Code Amendments for Homeless Shelters

Outdoor Homeless Shelters – City Takes Next Steps

City of Bend takes next step to develop outdoor shelters for unhoused community members At their meeting tonight (Nov 3rd, 2021), City Councilors supported a scope of work to design and operate outdoor shelters (also referred to as “managed camps”) that are intended to provide safe places for people to reside and services to assist residents [...]

By |2021-11-04T09:37:02-07:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Houselessness, Land Use, News|Comments Off on Outdoor Homeless Shelters – City Takes Next Steps

New Houseless Shelter Options in Bend – Proposed Code Amendments

This article is to share information regarding code amendments the city is proposing to enable more shelter types for those without homes.  It's happening fast.  This first link is to the City's website for The Sounding Board to House our Neighbors, which is a group assembled to advise the city on this issue.  There is a [...]

By |2021-10-13T16:50:18-07:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Houselessness, Land Use, News|Comments Off on New Houseless Shelter Options in Bend – Proposed Code Amendments

Houselessness in Bend – Important Links About Shelters

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 [...]

By |2021-09-16T16:15:36-07:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Houselessness, News|Comments Off on Houselessness in Bend – Important Links About Shelters
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