The City of Gold Beach hosted a workshop Friday, July 15th. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss Time, Place & Manner, which is a result of recently passed HB 3115. HB 3115 says (in a nutshell), that a municipality of jurisdiction must find a place where unsheltered households can legally be, or allow camping on publicly owned property.
We do not want to see tents in Buffington Park, or on any other publicly owned property that is not designed to support people experiencing housing insecurity.
We are very proud of our Council, Mayor, and Police Chief White for taking the lead with difficult conversations which will help us, as a community, to come to an agreement on how best to move forward with a plan to address a very complex social issue.
Our organization has funds set aside to develop solutions to unsheltered households in Gold Beach.
The Curry County Homeless Coalition has applied for grant funding from the Oregon Community Foundation for a project they call Project Turnkey. Click the link for more information about what they do and the projects they support.
Specifically, our proposal for Project Turnkey funding is to purchase a property (off the 101), in Gold Beach to renovate into transitional housing. We are in the very beginning stages of this development plan, but we are taking the advice of the community and members of the City Council and publishing our Project Turnkey application in full below.
Our goal is to provide housing and support households with children in foster care, where the only barrier to family reunification is stable, safe housing. We also seek to support people who are medically fragile. These particular community members tend to cycle in and out of our healthcare system, utilizing the Emergency Rooms and creating a burden on Curry Health Network. With support for these individuals with safe housing and advocacy, we hope to reduce this burden on our system.
If awarded, this housing will be transitional, which means tenants can live for up to two years. This provides unstable households the opportunity to stabilize, and establish income, address healthcare needs, and repair creditworthiness, so they can then become contributing members to our workforce and community.
Community partners who have written letters of support to OCF in favor of our application for Project Turnkey include:
If you'd like to know more about any of our plans, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 541-425-0426.
We're happy to take the time to explain our mission, vision, and goals for Curry County as it relates to housing for all.
Curry County Homeless Coalition
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