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Homeless plan – a lifeline for Malheur County families

SALEM – Malheur County and other rural communities around Oregon will soon be getting additional help from the state to target housing accessibility and homelessness.

Gov. Kate Brown last week announced a new strategy to increase housing affordability and reduce child homelessness – two issues which have grown across the state in recent years.

The plan invests $370 million in housing stability for children, veterans, the chronically homeless, and rural communities.

Emergency housing and homeless help would get $50 million of that, the governor said. In rural parts of Oregon, this would . . .