Willamette Wake Up 05/11/2021 Invisible People. Jimmy Jones on Legislation and Efforts to House Unsheltered People

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Willamette Wake Up 05/11/2021 Invisible People. Jimmy Jones on Legislation and Efforts to House Unsheltered People

Show Notes

Today on "Invisible People" Jimmy Jones, executive director of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, talks about pending legislation and state funding that would assist people currently unsheltered get access to more services.  Jones said 1,000 emergency shelter beds are needed right now.  He has hope with the opening of Union Gospel Mission this summer, other shelter spaces coming online, and funds for a navigation center.  He notes that "strategic" patience is needed to whether this community crisis.

 

 


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Willamette Wake Up is KMUZ’s morning news magazine program that explores what mid-Valley people are doing and talking about through news segments and interviews. The Willamette Wake Up team is dedicated to exploring the deeper stories that define and affect our community. Join us live every weekday morning from 8 to 9 o’clock and repeats 6 to 7PM.

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