23 January 2019 | The Adventist church in Tillamook, Oregon, has approved use of land that it owns for the construction of temporary housing for homeless people in the area. The housing will be built by social service agency CARE (Community Action Resource Enterprises.)
“CARE recently received funds from the State of Oregon to create temporary shelter for our residents,” CARE Housing Consultant Heather Bohannon expressed in writing to the Tillamook City Council. “We have been working with Pastor (Timothy) Mayne and the Seventh-day Adventist church as they have available property and want to help the city control the homeless issues on the Tillamook Slough.”
According to the Tillamook Headlight Herald, the Tillamook Seventh-day Adventist church board has allowed use of the land to house people that are working with CARE to find long-term housing.
CARE says that many county residents lack housing and are having to resort to camping, living in cars or couchsurfing.
According to its website, CARE is Tillamook County’s homegrown, locally controlled, non-profit social service agency. The agency was created in 1991 to provide services for people in crisis and others who face financial hardship.
Image: File photo