On top of that funding, they’ve also announced a new Poverty and Homeless Board (PHB) to tackle the growing problem.
The new Poverty and Homeless Board won’t set to work until next July.
It will replace the Community Action Advisory Committee, and essentially join two boards which tackled the same ideas: poverty and homelessness.
It will be a 12-member board and will meet monthly.
The board will consist of members from both the city of Eugene and Springfield, as well as Lane County.
“So we’ll have 12 voting members and we’ll have five members that are ex-officio members and they’ll be from the housing authority from St. Vincent de Paul who are co-applicants with us on our big HUD grant that we get every year,” said Pearl Wolfe, Lane County Human Services Supervisor.
She says members will also be from the Lane Workforce partnership and from the Department of Human Services.
To apply you can contact Diana Alldredge through the county for the application.