A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany picks site for homeless camping

Written June 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

No suprise: Albany’s official camp site for homeless people will be in a part of town that already has become something like Homeless Central.

Hub City Village plans to break ground

Written June 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was four years ago, in July 2019, that I first reported on Albany’s Creating Housing Coalition and its hopes of building a community of tiny houses for people who have no place else to live. Now the group is about to start building the place.

City’s homeless camp: Put it where?

Written May 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s new city law authorizing officially permitted homeless camps passed the city council withhout opposition this week with one big question unanswered.

Council gets ordinance to allow camp sites

Written May 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In order to discourage homeless camps all over town and comply with a new state law, the Albany Police Department is asking the city council to authorize designated camping sites on public and church property.

Albany working on proposal for tent cities

Written April 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Hoping to prevent or at least to reduce illegal camping by the homeless, Albany city officials are working on a proposal to authorize temporary encampments in certain places such as church parking lots.

Oregon bill on housing and homeless falls short

Written March 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Leaders in the Oregon legislature say they want to encourage more housing to be built and to reduce the number of homeless people. That’s what they say, but their legislation does nothing to achieve that goal.

Council votes for three housing grants

Written October 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It took a year for the Albany City Council to allocate part of the $1 million the Oregon legislature gave the city to do something about homelessness or the shortage of housing that people can afford.

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