Thursday, February 16, 2023

Val Hoyle, Oregon’s new representative for the Fourth Congressional District visited Corvallis, Ore., on Feb. 16 to meet with county and city leaders. The focus of Hoyle’s visit included a coordinated response to homelessness by Benton County and the City of Corvallis with aim of providing more affordable housing options in the future. The County and City leaders met with Hoyle to discuss legislative priorities and other topics including coordinated Homeless Response, affordable housing projects, behavioral health and the County’s new crisis center that is currently under construction, and interest in building a Navigation Center in Corvallis that can provide 24-7 shelter and crucial services to residents who are experiencing homelessness.

Benton County is seeking funding for critical one-time state investments that will position the County to grow its infrastructure and financial capacity to better prepare for and respond to local emergency situations and safety issues ensuring vulnerable populations in the community gain appropriate services that support basic needs for stability and self-sufficiency.

Source: Benton County