Local News

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Much of our local news is published by The Corvallis Gazette-Times. We express appreciation to the GT for covering the plight of those experiencing homelessness and the entities working to help them. While the GT doesn't specifically or necessarily support Unity Shelter, its programs or its views, we value its contribution to our community.

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Oregon bill speeds siting of emergency shelters, temporary housing

Corvallis-Benton board finalizes homeless recommendations

Story Next Door: County nurse works to vaccinate homelss

Corvallis to spend $40K cleaning up homeless camps

Homeless Americans finally getting a chance at COVID-19 shot

Homeless board sets up public outreach session

Funding to the rescue: Homeless service providers to share $2.6M

Corvallis to start cleaning up camps

Oregon Legislature: Converting motels to housing one step closer

Story Next Door: Trish & John Borowski spending time lending a hand in the mid-valley

Benton homeless board sums up recommendations

As I See It: We need a regional system of shelter

$90k was spent on Corvallis managed camp

Board backs $320k in grants for Corvallis nonprofits

Press Release: Unity Shelter BMX Press Release on March 16, 2021 (PDF)
             Supporting Document: Unity Shelter BMX Timeline (PDF)

Corvallis adds homeless funds, loses camp plan

Addressing Homelessness

Is there hope for HOPE? Benton County group fights homelessness battle (click here for PDF copy)

New routine for coat giveaway

South Corvallis motel to be repurposed for homeless

Homeless board battles through lengthy draft

Oregon Coast police chief draws line in the sand on mental health calls

Oregon Legislature considers bill to create local crisis intervention teams

Housing group looks to local park for land

Fundraising group gives $10,000 to Unity Shelter

Portland State: 90,000 Oregon COVID evictions loom, at $3 billion cost

Corvallis homeless questions persist & persist

Corvallis establishes deadline for park camping

Homeless session held on South Corvallis

Homeless camp moves forward

This California city just ended chronic homelessness

Chance to take over Signs of Victory shelter

Corvallis plans shake-up at Pioneer Park homeless camp

Story Next Door: Ballard joins the fight against homelessness

Corvallis City Council backs managed camping and RV site

Mid-valley volunteers spend Thanksgiving day feeding their peers before themselves

Benton homeless group posts surveys

Corvallis City Council passes homeless motions(click here for PDF copy)

Tiny house village closer to reality

Homeless service providers scramble to meet winter need (click here for PDF copy)

Booking homeless Portlanders into jail is endless, expensive cycle that arrests don’t curb, but housing does

Key Infusion of Support(click here for PDF copy)

Council discusses camping clampdown

Benton County OKs Safe Camp

Safe Camp permit goes before Benton County

Corvallis approves social service, housing funding

As I See It: Church has tried to work with neighbors

Benton County to review homeless camp permit

HOPE board resumes its work

HOPE returns from 4-month break

Unity Shelter group formed to tackle homelessness issues

Corvallis gives out $360k to nonprofits

31 Oregon counties approved for May 15 reopening

Benton County gets OK to reopen

Benton County allows religious institutions to host vehicle camping

Corvallis resources for those who are hungry and homeless adapting in time of crisis

As I See It: Corvallis needs a shelter

A truckload of food: Donation is a 3-day supply given current need

Corvallis, Benton County continue challenging homelessness discussion

Editorial: Let's keep shelters open year-round

Board members selected for new panel addressing homelessness

Committee releases Corvallis, Benton County homeless count report

         Download the report here