Euvalcree to hold public hearing on shelter initiative Friday, June 25

Euvalcree, nonprofit community organization (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – A public hearing will be held Friday, June 25 to consider the opening of a shelter at the current Red Lion Inn & Suites in Ontario. 

The shelter project, run by Euvalcree, a local community-based non-profit organization, is funded through Project Turnkey. That project, administered through the Oregon Community Foundation, draws on $65 million of state funding “for the purpose of acquiring motels/hotels for use as non-congregate shelter for people experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness.”

Euvalcree’s proposed project is worth $3.5 million and would provide 60 units of housing to “families in self-sufficiency programs who are unable to get into permanent housing because of the housing shortage . . . the 300 foster children and state-appointed guardians in Malheur County . . .