Area Briefs

Lane receives housing vouchers for residents with disabilities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley last week announced that six Oregon counties, including Lane County, will receive 80 vouchers from the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to fund permanent affordable housing assistance to Oregonians with extreme mental health concerns and disabilities. 

Lane County will receive 30 vouchers totaling $237,654 — the second highest amount awarded in the state, seconded by Clackamas County with 30 vouchers totaling. $361,166.

This housing assistance will go to assist non-elderly people with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or . . .