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Oregon advocates celebrate $60 million for housing programs

On July 20th the National Low Income Housing Coalition recognized Oregon advocates' work in securing $60 million in new housing resources for the state - here.  The $60 million approved by the 2015 Legislature will provide new affordable housing for homeless families with $20 million dedicated toward the construction of homes for people living with mental illnesses. 

In addition to the $60 million in new funding, the Legislature also approved $9.75 million for the Emergency Housing Account (EHA) and the State Homeless Assistance Program (SHAP). EHA provides funds for existing local programs or for the creation of new programs to assist homeless people or people at-risk of becoming homeless. SHAP provides operating support to emergency shelters and their associated supportive services for homeless people. An additional $2.5 million was allocated for the preservation of existing affordable homes with federal project based rental assistance contracts. 

— Posted on 7/23/2015