Ashland City Considers Homeless Shelter

ASHLAND, Ore. – A city building in Ashland could soon be a winter shelter for the homeless.

The Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship and Temple Emek Shalom asked city officials to provide a city-owned building for one night per week. The congregations say they will provide volunteers to staff the shelter.

Tuesday night, the Ashland City Council will discuss which city building they will provide. Pioneer Hall, the Community Center, and the Grove are three possibilities.

“They’ll be looking at which building is the most appropriate building. Considering insurance issues, liability issues,” explained Management Analyst Ann Seltzer.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Ashland City Hall.