Changes are continuously occurring in communities across the nation. Whether they are national policies or architectural changes to local buildings, changes often add to the hardships of homeless individuals. Yet more recently, there is a trend leading the other way, and favorable policies are heading in a better direction for the unhoused community.
On February 24, 2022, lawmakers in Oregon proposed a $400 million package to address homelessness and affordable housing options imperatively. House majority leader Julie Fahey stated, “We have heard from Oregonians that they want to see action to address homelessness and housing affordability and solutions that work.”