February 25, 2024

We The People — Rich Rohde, Homeless discussion

On We the People for January 3rd, Jason Houk hosts a discussion about homelessness issues in Ashland Oregon and Jackson County. We talk with Avram Sacks, coordinator with Ashland Emergency Shelter. We also talk with Rich Rohde, member of the Ashland Housing and Human Services Committee. https://archive.org/details/we-the-people-202401030900

SOJWJ’s Jason Houk addresses Ashland City Council

My message to Ashland City Council tonight. I am an organizer with Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, a non-profit with a goal of improving our community’s standard of living. We are sponsors of the Ashland Community Peace Meal and other efforts to provide aid and resources for our most vulnerable neighbors.We value and appreciate all […]

Ashland emergency shelter to stay open at least through March

Governor signs new emergency order providing additional state fundingBy Morgan Rothborne, Ashland.news The city of Ashland emergency shelter at 2200 Ashland St. has received state funding to stay operational until March 31. Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed an extension to the emergency declaration on homelessness — executive order 24-02 — Jan. 9, making additional funding […]

New subcommittee takes aim at homelessness: ‘We’re not going to be able to solve everything’

By Morgan Rothborne, Ashland.news A little more than a dozen people gathered around a conference table at 52 Winburn Way Tuesday evening to begin the work of addressing homelessness in Ashland. The Housing and Human Services Homeless Services Master Plan Subcommittee was convening for the first time in response to direction from Ashland City Council […]

Gov. Tina Kotek’s advisory council floats possible massive tax increases to meet housing production goal

By Carlos Fuentes | The Oregonian/OregonLiveExperts on Gov. Tina Kotek’s housing production council have suggested that massive tax increases could be necessary to achieve the governor’s housing production goal of 36,000 new homes a year. The Housing Production Advisory Council, composed of housing experts from across the state, detailed 59 potential solutions to meet Kotek’s […]