Ashland Homeless Shelter Update: Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek Extends Homeless Emergency
The governor agreed more work needs to be done and signed two new executive orders:
EO 24-02: To maintain the added capacity to the state’s shelter system, rehouse people experiencing homelessness, and prevent homelessness. Ashland, Medford and Jackson county were among the communities in the state mentioned in the order as needing more assistance.
EO 24-03: To refresh the state’s Interagency Council on Homelessness and direct them to develop plans for the governor’s consideration. This is in response to the analysis done through EO 23-03, an order signed last January that directed state agencies to prioritize reducing both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in all areas of the state using their existing statutory authorities.