New Resource Center Opening in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A new center is opening in Ashland, offering additional resources to residents in need. Ashland previously only offered residents in need a few meals and a place to stay. The Ashland Community Resource Center will close up the gap of needed resources by offering service referrals, backpack storage, Internet access, hygiene supplies, … Continue reading »

Ashland Discusses Homeless Families

ASHLAND, Ore. — The City of Ashland is looking at ways to serve homeless families and children after receiving criticism for not allowing them into their homeless shelter. In order to do that they’ve announced a new emergency fund. The city works with a number of religious institutions and non-profits to make sure people aren’t … Continue reading »

Voucher Program Helps Homeless Families

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is announcing an emergency fund to help parents and children in need, after receiving criticism for its lack of family shelters The problem the city is facing is that they don’t have any shelters capable of accommodating children and families. This emergency fund is meant to make up … Continue reading »

Ashland Shelter Bars Children

ASHLAND, Ore. — Some residents of Ashland are criticizing city government for not allowing children into the city’s only publicly-owned shelter. The city started using Pioneer Hall as a homeless shelter last January. Right now, it’s open two nights a week. But they say the problem is that it just isn’t a safe environment for … Continue reading »

Homeless Help On Hold

ASHLAND, Ore. — More than two months after Ashland offered a $50,000 grant to create a homeless resource center, no groups have stepped forward to run it. As the cold has set in the past few weeks, community groups have stepped up to run overnight homeless shelters. Pioneer Hall opened its doors last Thursday, but … Continue reading »

New Homeless Camp Plans In Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – An Ashland group hopes to use the model of a Portland homeless camp to help people living on the streets in Southern Oregon. The Dignity Village homeless camp in Portland is being used as an example for a solution to homeless problems in Ashland, but organizers say they need to gather support … Continue reading »

Ashland City Council Passes Exclusion Zone

By Erin Maxson and Evan Bell ASHLAND, Ore. — The Exclusion Zone in Ashland passed during the City Council’s final vote Tuesday night. All but one council member voted for the ordinance, but immediately after they amended it. Councilors decided camping will not be one of the three citations that lead to someone being kicked … Continue reading »

Ashland Protesters Fight To “Legalize Sleep”

By Bryan Navarro ASHLAND, Ore. — Dozens in Ashland are deliberately breaking the law, camping out in protest of city ordinances they say target homeless. Some in Ashland say the homeless don’t have a safe place to go; others simply say they cannot stay in the downtown plaza. A few dozen protestors came to Lithia … Continue reading »