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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 03:28 AM

Salem to offer businesses money to house unsheltered people

The City of Salem needs more shelter - especially for women Ė and itís willing to pay businesses to host it.

City officials are in a time crunch as approximately 120 people will be forced to move off Oregon Department of Transportation property next week. The state agency intends to sweep encampments on Market Street and along Salem Parkway starting July 19.

Thatís led city officials to search for private property owners willing to provide a temporary shelter for unhoused women. The news was first reported by The Center Square.

Emily DuPlessis-Enders, city spokeswoman, said the city is looking for a 2,500 square foot space in Salem thatís accessible to people with disabilities and has bathrooms. City officials decided to offer the stipend Monday evening in the wake of ODOTís announcement of impending sweeps.

Read more: https://www.salemreporter.com/posts/4576/salem-to-offer-businesses-money-to-house-unsheltered-people

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