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The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

Don, a resident of the camp on the junction of Mary’s River and the Willamette River, collects flowers and poses for a photo on April 26th. Don is irritated about the garbage and trash surrounding his tent, he likes the space he occupies to be tidy.

City of Corvallis removes Housing Operational Committee from applications, halting $1M funding from state

Alexander Banks, News Contributor
May 1, 2023

A state Bill passed last year gave Corvallis $1 million to support the homeless, however, the removal of the city’s Housing Operational Committee has delayed the process.   House Bill 4123 passed...

A volunteer at the Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center goes through foodstorage within the facility on Dec.28 Much of what the CDDC offers is contributed through donations.

Corvallis organizations continue to need support after holiday season

Katie Livermore, News Reporter
January 17, 2023

As the holiday season comes to a close and the temperatures drop below freezing, leaving behind the spirit of giving may cause some to forget about community members in need of support.  Corvallis...

The inside of a one-bed micro shelter at the Safeplace Unity Transitional Microshelters site on Nov. 15. The only reason this site is possible, according to Executive Director of Unity Shelters, Shawn Collins, is because of community resources, support, and consistency.

Microshelters in Corvallis see success in addressing houselessness.

Skand S., News Contributor
November 28, 2022

Affordable housing and addressing homelessness were one of the major issues during the midterm elections this year throughout Oregon. Alongside inflation and gas hikes, the worker shortage in case management...

The sun sets on Corvallis Unity Mens Shelter on Oct. 20. Unity Shelter is one of the two finalists for the $1M grant.

Finalists selected for $1 million grant for temporary, permanent, emergency housing

Corvallis Housing Operational Committee met to obtain additional information about both proposals
Adriana Gutierrez, News Reporter
November 9, 2022

Two organizations are now finalists for the City of Corvallis’s $1 million grant for temporary, permanent and emergency housing. The Corvallis Housing Operation Committee met Monday afternoon to meet...

Worker shortage effects compound with existing hardships for Corvallis housing programs

Worker shortage effects compound with existing hardships for Corvallis housing programs

Sam Misa, City Editor
November 2, 2022

While the causes may be different, the problem remains the same for many industries across the U.S. — workers are needed but can’t be found.  In Corvallis, the worker shortage has already caused...

City of Corvallis Ward 1 Council Woman Jan Napack can be seen by homesteads underneath the Corvallis bridge. The city of Corvallis has passed legislation around these homestead with a focus on relocation and safety for taxpayers.

Corvallis to begin clearing illegal camps in mid-May

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
April 27, 2021

A Corvallis City Council meeting in early April saw the passing of an ordinance that will fully enforce Corvallis’ illegal camping laws that state there can be no tents set up within 50 feet of sidewalks,...

Merlin can be seen carrying parts to his recently-demolished bike. The sporadic theft—which has left four of Merlins camps wasted—reminds him to only pack the bare essentials as he moves on to a new outpost.

Corvallis shelters adapt to winter months, COVID-19

Kevin Foster, News Contributor
November 18, 2020

With COVID-19 still spreading, homeless shelters have had to make adaptations to their original operations because as temperatures drop and more rain comes in, concerns about the homeless population continue...

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