Richard E. Wildish Community Theater
A dilapidated and dangerous building in downtown Springfield, OR was originally a movie theater, but had been vacant for many years. The building was briefly reopened as a dance club, but became a center for underage drinking, fights and vandalism. A group of community leaders formed the Springfield Renaissance Development Corporation and purchased the building. They used CDBG funds to restore the building to its original status as a theater, which today is used for community events, dances and plays, and regional entertainers. It was written up in the Eugene Springfield Metro Area paper as the best acoustic venue in the area.
Oregon supportive housing project wins national award
The Fannie Mae Foundation and the Partnership to End Long Term Homelessness recently announced four winners of the 17th Maxwell Awards of Excellence. Grandview Homes, a 10-unit permanent supportive housing project in Roseburg, received a $75,000 award from the foundation. Umpqua Community Action Network developed Grandview Homes, in part with a $750,000 HUD supportive housing grant for new construction, operations and supportive services. The project continues to be supported by HUD with renewal funds for operations.
HUD project highlighted in The Rural Collaborative newsletter
See page 2 for an article about the Siskiyou Subdivision in Ashland, OR.
Lincoln County, OR unveils 10-year plan to end homelessness
Boise, ID Mayor presents 10-Year Plan to Reduce and Prevent Chronic Homelessness to City Council
Lifting the veil of homelessness in Kootenai County, ID
The Coeur d'Alene community meets with the Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness to review the County's 10-year plan to end homelessness.