- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Corvallis residents on opposing sides of a new 15,000-square-foot homeless shelter have yet to come to an agreement as construction on the site is expected to begin in spring 2016.

The Gazette-Times reports (https://is.gd/ZlZ3Wu ) a public meeting hosted by Citizens for Protecting Corvallis was held Thursday to discuss the planned shelter, known as Our Place.

Members of the group spoke out against the proposed shelter’s downtown location. They voiced concerns over reports of vandalism, public intoxication and panhandling.

But several people at the meeting expressed the need for the proposed shelter to keep homeless people off the streets.

Charlie Ringo, a member of Citizens for Protecting Corvallis, says the group may pursue legal action against Corvallis Housing First if the organization continues moving forward with plans to build the shelter.


Information from: Gazette-Times, https://www.gtconnect.com

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