$3.5 Million in State Emergency Funding Awarded to Polk County Projects

The Marion-Polk region has goals to rehouse 158 unsheltered households and to add 79 low-barrier shelter beds, both by 1/10/24. The State provided funding to reach these goals. Various organizations created proposals and applied for the funding. 

The following projects have been awarded a total of $3.5 million for projects in Polk County:

  • Micro-shelter village in rural Polk County, Church @ the Park. $1,537,317
  • Rapid Rehousing in Polk County, MWVCAA. $1,537,317
  • Rapid Rehousing in Polk County, Sable House. $410,850

The following projects have been awarded $3 million for projects in both Marion and Polk Counties:

  • Prevention, MWVCAA. $2,600,000
  • Rapid Rehousing in Marion and Polk Counties, Salem Housing Authority. $413,260

This funding offers increased support along the continuum of housing. It brings additional funding for prevention which will help people stay in their housing. It offers transitional housing and emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. It also offers rapid rehousing so that people experiencing homelessness can get into their own place and have rental assistance for a year. 

More information is available from the Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance:

1407 Monmouth Independence Hwy,
Monmouth, OR 97361

(503) 751-1644

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