Oregon Housing and Community Services is launching the Operation Welcome Home campaign in partnership with Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. On Nov. 15 at 2 PM in Corvallis, OHCS will announce the communities selected to receive technical assistance support to house more veterans, in keeping with the Governor’s priority to end veterans’ homelessness.

Operation Welcome Home is a campaign to address veterans experiencing homelessness that will run from November 2018 to May 2019. This initiative is supported through Measure 96 lottery funds allocated by the 2017 Legislature, and represents the first stage in supporting local communities as they work to end veteran homelessness. Throughout the course of this campaign, OHCS and ODVA will provide communities the support needed to house 500 veterans across Oregon. This investment will not only support local community efforts, but it will create a lasting infrastructure to make an impact well into the future.

November 15, 2018


Seavey Meadows

1099 NE Sorrel Place
Corvallis, OR 97330The ten selected communities are:

  • NeighborImpact and Central Oregon Veterans Outreach: 
  • Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson
  • Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agencies: Marion, Polk
  • ACCESS: Jackson
  • Yamhill Community Action Partnership: Yamhill
  • Oregon Coast Community Action: Coos, Curry
  • United Community Action Network: Douglas, Josephine
  • Community Action Partnership of Oregon: Baker, Grant, Harney, Hood River,
  • Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Sherman, Union, Wasco
  • Community Services Consortium: Benton, Lincoln, Linn
  • Clackamas County Social Services: Clackamas
  • Lane County Human Services Commission: Lane

For more information, please contact:
Gus Bedwell
Army Vet | Veterans Housing Integrator
Gus.L.Bedwell@oregon.gov | (971) 718-7222