County unites in fight against homelessness

From the Newport News Times:

Most would agree that homelessness has reached the crisis stage in many places around the country. In Oregon, it’s not a problem limited to just the metro areas — rural areas such as Lincoln County are seeing huge increases in the number of homeless individuals. And in recent months, entities throughout Lincoln County have come together to create a regional response to this problem.

The Lincoln County Homeless Response Advisory Board is being created through a formal agreement including Lincoln County, the cities of Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Newport, Siletz, Toledo, Waldport and Yachats, and Community Services Consortium. The municipalities are operating under a Declaration of Cooperation and now, each of the entities is finalizing an intergovernmental agreement. The Confederated Tribes of Siletz also participated in the process and will continue forward as an ex-officio member.

A website launched to serve as the central point of information for the community and Lincoln County Homeless Response Advisory Board can be found at

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