Proposed Homeless Facility in Ashland

ashland homelessASHLAND, Ore. — A new homeless facility is being proposed in Ashland.

Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland, or OHRA, and ACCESS will be submitting a joint proposal to the city council on Tuesday night.

The facility would provide referrals, showers, laundry, internet access, mailing addresses, and more to Ashland’s homeless community.

An actual location hasn’t been identified yet. OHRA says they’re prepared to work out of a van if necessary.

“We wouldn’t be able to provide showers or laundry or a few other things, but we can do quite a bit,” said Fran Adams, the treasurer of OHRA.

The Ashland Food Bank says they’ve a 25% increase in demand for food in the past few months.

This year, the town of Ashland is offering $50,000 a year for two years to organizations running a homeless facility. The council will review the proposal Tuesday night at 7 p.m.