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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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Business

Ashland looks toward economic diversification suggested by Chamber study

Community leaders are partnering with city officials in Ashland to craft an economic revitalization plan after the recent completion of an economic diversification study commissioned by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Chamber representatives and members of ECONorthwest presented their findings and recommended next steps at the Oct. 3 City Council study session.

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Housing

SOU President: ‘The crisis is real’

As part of an approach to address a multi-million-dollar shortfall, and to invest in projects hoped to lead to revenue boosts and more housing opportunities for Southern Oregon University students, the university plans to demolish Cascade Hall and solicit proposals for building senior housing units as part of a new, mixed-use complex.

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City Government

‘How we gonna pay?’: City commission hosts first housing forum since 2019

Members of Ashland’s Housing & Human Services Commission, city staff, other agency representatives and the public discussed Ashland’s housing affordability problem last Thursday at the city’s first in-person forum on the topic since 2019. Residents are encouraged to complete a survey currently underway to help better define the issue and identify solutions.

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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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