71 Units of New Veterans Housing are Being Launched for Clackamas, Coos, Klamath and Multnomah Counties.
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) has announced the award of $8,881,188 to fund the development of 71 new affordable homes for Oregon veterans. These awards will bring housing stability to formerly homeless veterans and their families through developments planned in Coos (North Bend), Klamath (Klamath Falls), Clackamas (Oregon City), and Multnomah (NE Portland) counties.
OHCS and the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) have worked closely together to develop new veterans housing connected to funding provided by 25 percent of document recording fees that are dedicated to veterans.
“This new award demonstrates, once again, how strong partnerships and creative leveraging of resources can make a huge impact in critical areas for our veterans and their families,” said Mitch Sparks, Acting Director of the ODVA. “We are grateful to Oregon Housing and Community Services, the Governor and our legislative partners for their efforts to ensure that every veteran facing homelessness or a mental health crisis has the resources and care they need to get back on their feet.”
These awards are largely supported by funding from the document recording fee. Klamath Falls and North Bend, will also leverage funding dedicated by the 2015 Legislature to provide housing for populations with serious mental illness or substance use disorders.