At the start of 2023, OPB began taking a deep look at the biggest social and economic challenges facing Oregon today — their origins, their impacts and possible solutions.
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This series of stories and conversations was produced with support from the Oregon Community Foundation, which has been improving the lives of all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy since 1973. In partnership with donors and volunteers, OCF works to strengthen communities in every county in Oregon through research, grantmaking and scholarships.
The path out of Oregon's homelessness crisis isn’t simple, nor is it direct. But solutions do exist. To uncover them, it’s important to first understand the origins of this crisis.
OPB talked to experts throughout the state to learn about several of the most pressing elements of the crisis — and about promising strategies to address the many problems.