Gov. Kotek marked one year in office by reflecting on her first year and signing two new executive orders aimed at continuing to advance efforts to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis

Bend, OR – According to the state officials, the orders reportedly come after preliminary data shows that the state exceeded all three goals set out in the homelessness state of emergency she issued last year.

Preliminary data from Oregon Housing and Community Services shows that in the past year since Governor Kotek declared a homelessness state of emergency, the state has worked with local partners to create 1,032 low-barrier shelter beds, exceeding the original goal by 432 beds; rehouse 1,293 households experiencing unsheltered homelessness, exceeding the original goal by 93 households; and prevent 8,886 households from experiencing homelessness, exceeding the original goal by 136 households.

The original goals in the emergency order were to create 600 shelter beds, rehouse 1,200 households in emergency areas, and prevent 8,750 households from becoming homeless statewide.

Final data for the first year’s outcomes will be available in late February.

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