Government, Housing, Washington County

County to host series of informational meetings on shelter projects

Washington County’s Department of Housing Services is hosting a series of virtual meetings in March to share information and seek input from the public to learn about the department’s plans to build new shelters for people experiencing homelessness. 

In a press release, the county said that the goal is to provide 250 year-round shelter beds for those experiencing homelessness in Washington County.

“Year round shelters are an important part of our community’s response to the housing crisis in Washington County,” stated Dr. Vernon Baker, executive director of Just Compassion, a nonprofit coalition working on housing issues in the county. “Shelters provide people with safe, clean, and stable temporary housing so they can find jobs, access services, and work toward securing permanent housing and it is important they are available year round.”

“People . . .

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