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How Klamath County is using its state grant money to respond to homelessness

Homeless service providers say counting homeless in rural areas can be more difficult because they are often less visible than in urban areas.
Homeless service providers say counting homeless in rural areas can be more difficult because they are often less visible than in urban areas.

Klamath County commissioners were recently awarded a major grant to help provide for the county’s estimated 259 residents experiencing homelessness. The money was allocated by Oregon lawmakers last fall, and the grant is administered by the Oregon Community Foundation. Klamath County commissioners closed a deal last week to buy a property with a motel and RV park, which will eventually provide shelter for some of those 259 people. We get more details from Commissioner Derrick DeGroot and Christina Zamora, the executive director of Klamath & Lake Community Action Services.

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