Poverty Rates Spike in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – Under-stocked refrigerators and bare pantry shelves await families at the Maslow Project, one of Medford’s biggest homeless support agencies. Their limited resources are being stretched thinner and thinner by growing demand. The agency serves only families that meet federal guidelines for homelessness. In the past year, the number of families that qualify … Continue reading »

Cylvia Hayes Talks Poverty

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The governor’s partner made a stop in Corvallis Tuesday on her campaign to spread the awareness of poverty. Cylvia Hayes, Governor John Kitzhaber’s girlfriend, addressed the public at the Corvallis Country Club Tuesday morning at a breakfast fundraiser to raise money for Community Outreach, a homeless shelter in town. Hayes began her … Continue reading »

College Students in Poverty Level

EUGENE, Ore. — Many students move into dorms or off campus housing during their college years, and it appears to be affecting Eugene’s poverty rate. The poverty rate in Eugene is nearly 24 percent, according to researchers. And about 7 percent of that is college students who live off campus. The city says it’s aware … Continue reading »

Pleasant Hill Senior Combats Poverty

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — A Pleasant Hill High School senior is looking to combat poverty in her community, and her ideas landed her a platform to make an impact. Candace Joyner and a teacher spent the last seven months planning a festival set for this weekend to combat poverty. They competed against students from all … Continue reading »