One of the most basic needs of our residents is a safe, affordable home. In order for residents in the county who are experiencing homelessness to successfully transition into stable housing, we need to provide safe, temporary housing options.
Currently, the county only has four small year-round shelters operated by contracted providers: one focused on families, one for veterans experiencing homelessness, and two for domestic violence survivors. The county currently has no year-round shelter for people experiencing homelessness who do not fall into one of these categories; most do not.
The Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) has the opportunity to purchase a property within the Metro boundary to serve as a transitional shelter. HACC has identified the EconoLodge motel (17330 SE McLoughlin Blvd.) in Jennings Lodge as a potential location. If the purchase moves forward, it will become the first year-round shelter in Clackamas County available to anyone in need.
We want to hear from the community in this area. Please join us to share your thoughts, opinions and concerns about this project. If you are unable to join us, please share with us using this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K59V2XR
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