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After two emergency homeless shelters announce shutdowns and the League of Women Voters issues a report on the scale of the homelessness problem, the City Club of Corvallis gathers top city, county and agency officials for a concrete discussion of where to go from here.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:45 pm Tuesday, July 25 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Topics will include how recent capacity reductions are anticipated to play out ‘real world’ for at-risk individuals and for the community as a whole, what is currently being done, and expert recommendations for the near term.

This town hall will offer two panels. The first will include Kari Whitacre, Community Outreach Inc. Executive Director, and Brad Smith, Corvallis Housing First Board President. Both lead agencies that have shutdown some shelter operations in recent months.

The second panel will feature Biff Traber, Corvallis Mayor; Anne Schuster, Benton County Commissioner; and Shawn Collins, Housing Opportunities Action Council (HOAC) Project Manager. HOAC is a city and county joint project.

Planning to go: This City Club of Corvallis meeting is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:45 pm. Start time is 7:00 pm, and the meeting will adjourn at 8:45 pm. The Corvallis-Benton County Library is located at 645 NW Monroe. Generous time will be allotted for questions from the public.

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