2021 (click to expand) Nonprofit plans drop-in center for homeless in Astoria – July 8, 2021 Nonprofit plans drop-in center for homeless in Astoria – July 8, 2021 A daytime drop-in center to serve the homeless will open in downtown Astoria next month. Filling Empty Bellies, a nonprofit that provides meals and other services to…

Behind the News: ‘Homelessness has many different faces’ – March 6, 2021 Clatsop Community Action has an outsized role in the social services safety net on the North Coast. The nonprofit operates the regional food bank and provides housing, energy assistance and other critical services to low-income people. Over the past year, Clatsop County has…

Homeless liaisons begin outreach – May 14, 2021 During her first month in a new role, Cheryl Paul, a Clatsop County homeless liaison, has been getting to know the homeless population in Seaside, offering to help connect people to different housing options. During an Astoria homeless task force meeting, Paul was credited for helping a…

Pandemic year sees jump in mental health, homelessness contacts for Seaside police – May 13, 2021 It was timely coincidence that delivery of the annual report of the Seaside Police Department came the same night as a proclamation for National Police Memorial Week. The proclamation honored the valor, service, and dedication of all police officer…

Faith leaders share vision at Seaside homelessness forum – May 11, 2021 Faith leaders came together last week at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center to discuss Seaside’s rise in homelessness. “We need to learn about what’s going on in our town. We need to learn from each other,” said City Councilor Tita Montero, an…

Homeless liaisons begin outreach: A countywide push to help with housing – May 7, 2021 During her first month in a new role, Cheryl Paul, a Clatsop County homeless liaison, has been getting to know the homeless population in Seaside, offering to help connect people to different housing options. During an Astoria homeless task force…

Astoria clinic provides virus vaccines to homeless – May 3, 2021 Twenty homeless people received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus at a health and wellness clinic on Thursday at the Astoria Armory. People who are homeless have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, but are also among the more difficult groups…

Seen from Seaside: For Mill Ponds homeless, no place else to go – April 27, 2021 “Martha Stewart doesn’t live here,” reads a makeshift sign posted to a tree in a Mill Ponds encampment. A tangled picket fence made out of sticks creates an outer border and sense of space. Nearby, a tent, pizza box…

Forums on homelessness to begin with input from clergy – April 27, 2021 The first of four forums on homelessness will be held May 6, Mayor Jay Barber said. “Our goals are working on what we’re calling homeless strategies forums,” the mayor said. “We’re trying to educate ourselves and the community about how to deal…

In $33M budget, city eyes infrastructure repairs: Avenue S upgrades, bridge at top of city needs – April 26, 2021 Seaside presented its 2021-22 proposed budget in three committee meetings last week. The budget calls for about $33.4 million in revenues and expenditures, up from last year’s $29 million revised budget. … The city also…