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Warming shelter coming to Lincoln City? (Updated)

Homepage first became aware of the situation through Mike Jipp, the owner of Lincoln City Surf Shop.  He said he had spoken with a Dan Butler of Lincoln City Housing Authority who began telling Jipp about the upgrades that would be needed to make the building suitable for a homeless shelter.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers

There can be many challenges living in a rural community but having a safe place to sleep should not be one of them. We plan to offer services that are targeted to the population that we serve; by partnerships with several local programs that will be able to refer individuals and families to our emergency shelter.

Emergency Winter Shelter to open in Lincoln City

According to a press release from the Lincoln County Commissioner's office, a temporary emergency warming shelter, in cooperation with the Lincoln City City Council,...

Local business owners intend legal action over transitional housing deal

Lincoln Woods Apartments and Ashley Inn & Suites owners continue legal efforts to challenge a recent conditional use permit granted to the City of Lincoln City.

Motel Voucher Program created to protect homeless from coronavirus

Lincoln County Commissioners working in concert with Coastal Support Services and Grace Wins Haven, have created the Emergency Motel Voucher Program to protect Newport and Lincoln City homeless populations from the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Local restaurateur to provide food for underserved Lincoln City students

Grill 1646 owner Dan Clanton will be redirecting his resources to make hotdogs and "PB & J's" for homeless students who will be unable to get free meals due to a recent statewide K-12 school closure.

Joint venture with warming shelter goes awry

A rift between nonprofits tasked with helping Lincoln City's homeless population has led to the firing of recently merged staff and the termination of an agreement with a church for a warming shelter.

Transitional housing: Helping Hands meet-and-greet at City Hall

The City of Lincoln City hosted a meet-and-greet with the public for Helping Hands Reentry Thursday, Jan. 30, where CEO Alan Evans gave a presentation on the structure and functions of homeless outreach services and transitional housing.

Who looks after Lincoln City’s “unvetted” homeless population?

Although I genuinely support any well-intentioned attempt the city takes in acknowledging its responsibility to provide shelter of any kind for its homeless population, I can't help but note the huge difference between the support that the city recently gave to the Helping Hands

Apartment and hotel owners hire attorney over City’s transitional housing deal

An apartment complex and neighboring hotel have joined forces to hire an attorney in an attempt to stop the City of Lincoln City and nonprofit homeless outreach service provider Helping Hands Reentry from developing transitional housing on Highway 101.

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