Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced her strategy
to prioritize ending homelessness for children and veterans, and to increase housing affordability for all Oregonians.
"There is no single solution—not one entity, or one person—that can solve the crises across the housing spectrum, from homelessness to stable rental housing to increasing homeownership," said Governor Brown. "To get people quickly off the street and into permanent homes, it takes collaboration from community partners, from employers and business leaders, every level of government, and concerned citizens. We come from all different walks of life and backgrounds, but when we act together, we can do anything."
Governor Brown’s strategy entails approximately $370 million of state investments, focusing on housing stability for families with children, veterans, the chronically homeless, and rural communities. The strategy focuses on areas where the impacts of the housing shortage are the most acute, running across Oregon’s entire housing spectrum, including individuals and families experiencing homelessness, affordable housing, and market rate housing.
Governor Brown's strategies include:
ONE: Prioritize Ending Children’s Homelessness
Ensure no kid shows up to school after spending the night in a car by ending homelessness for families with children, and investing more resources to help vulnerable families stay in their homes.
TWO: House Oregon’s Veterans
End veteran homelessness in Oregon by ensuring veterans have an array of options to find and retain housing that meets their needs.
THREE: Invest in Permanent Supportive Housing for the Chronically Homeless
Move people from street corners and doorways and into homes by investing in proven strategies like permanent supportive housing.
FOUR: Accelerate Growth in Housing Supply
Dramatically increase the number of affordable homes throughout Oregon by supporting the growth of housing supplies.
READ GOVERNOR BROWN'S STRATEGY