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June 21, 2024

Housing

City Government

Four years in, Ashland’s OHRA shelter has permanently housed hundreds

The Opportunities for Housing, Resources & Assistance location at 2350 Ashland St. is only four years old, but has already established itself as the largest social services resource hub in the region and continues to work hard to meet demand for its services. The shelter’s 52 rooms are always full — a waitlist of around 80 people has remained constant since the doors opened in April 2021.

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City Government

Cultivating housing: Ashland takes stock of potential buildable land

The Ashland City Council received an update on potentially developable housing sites in Ashland and possible use of land banking — the acquisition of  vacant, abandoned or underutilized properties to meet community needs, particularly affordable housing at some later time — at its study session Monday evening, all with an eye toward alleviating the local housing shortage.

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Housing

Shelter from life’s storms: Parker House gives women with children a home on the way to a better life

Before the nonprofit Parker House opened in 2018, there was no established place in Ashland for women and children in crisis to turn. Now in its sixth year of changing lives for women and women with children by providing, according to its website, “a Transitional Housing Program that helps women regain emotional well-being, independence and permanent housing by providing support, individual case management and a safe home environment.”

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Housing

Homeless man injured in fire on city night lawn dies

Rick Bevel was 68 years old when he died Friday, April 26, about a month after he was discharged from the intensive care unit at a Portland hospital where he had been treated for injuries sustained during an altercation and ensuing fire on Jan. 16 at the city of Ashland’s dusk-to-dawn sleeping area — an event his fiancée says led to his death.

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