In the matter of applying for a grant from Oregon Community Foundation and allowing Aaron Hartman to sign. Aaron Hartman, Community Corrections.
Background: On November 18, 2020, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) accepted Grant Agreement No. 107-102320 from the State of Oregon via the Department of Administrative Services. Pursuant to the Oregon Legislative Emergency Board’s (“E-Board”) Certificate dated October 23, 2020 (the “Authorization”), the E-Board allocated $30,000,000 from the Emergency Fund established by section 1, chapter 644, Oregon Laws 2019 for a grant to Oregon Community Foundation to support shelter through grants to local organizations for the acquisition, retrofitting, and potential operation of hotel and motel properties in wildfire-affected areas. Local organizations include counties, cities, Tribes, housing authorities and nonprofits. “Wildfire-affected areas” include Clackamas, Douglas, Klamath, Jackson, Lane, Linn, Lincoln and Marion Counties and tribal communities impacted by wildfires.
Director Aaron Hartman from Community Corrections and Director Jennifer Little from Public Health collaborated on a grant application that, if awarded, will fund Project Homefront – a community-based housing opportunity for fire affected families, those needing to quarantine due to COVID19, and those experiencing a homelessness event. In the long term it will be used for transitional housing for justice involved individuals. The 35 slot RV park attached to the property is being considered as a space for eventual tiny homes to house veterans.
Fiscal Impact: None
Recommended Motion: Matter was approved in an administration meeting on November 24th, 2020 by Commissioner DeGroot and Commissioner Morris. Fiscal Impact: None.