June 02, 2021
From the Gresham Outlook
“East Multnomah County is receiving a Project Turnkey grant of nearly $7 million to acquire and convert a 75-room motel into a COVID-respite shelter for anyone needing a roof over their head.
The funds were awarded by the Oregon Community Foundation to Rockwood Community Development Corporation, which will helm the new shelter in north Rockwood. It will open this summer as an active shelter for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, with plans to open the remaining rooms to the most vulnerable community members through the pandemic.”