Malheur County’s homeless rate nearly doubles, survey finds

The day shelter at Origins Faith Community in Ontario sees anywhere from 20 to 40 people daily. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – The number of homeless residents in Malheur County shot up to 377 according to the recent annual “point-in-time” count. Last year’s number was 198.

The point-in-time count is conducted yearly by volunteers in counties across the U.S. While it doesn’t provide a clear picture of homelessness, said . . .