Increasing resources for homeless services



Increasing resources for homeless services

The Alliance is supporting a request from Governor Brown for an additional $5 million targeted toward expanding homeless resources, $2.6 million of which is designated for the Multnomah County no-turn-away family shelter. Due to demand, the shelter is at capacity, and additional resources will help ensure families can receive the assistance they need. House Bill (HB) 5201, which was amended to include the $5 million allocation, is scheduled for a public hearing and work session in the Ways and Means Capital Construction Committee on March 2.
 
In addition, the Alliance is supporting HB 4007, a compromise agreement to increase the document recording fee from $20 to $60, with the additional resources going toward homeless services and first time home ownership. The Ways and Means Committee is scheduled for a work session on the bill on March 2.