CDBG Projects Page 2

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COMMUNITY ACTION

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Homeless Prevention and Intervention (on going) 

 
Community Action Homeless PreventionIn 2012, CDBG awarded $60,000 for this two year project. The system that Community Action is building in collaboration with other community partners is designed to intervene at the earliest possible point in a housing crisis in order to prevent homelessness to the greatest extent possible shorten the duration of episodes of homelessness.  The project has two primary goals: prevent homelessness and end episodes of homelessness as quickly as possible.  Four activities will be the focus:  prevention of episodes of homelessness, homelessness diversion, community resource orientations, and development of housing plans for those in shelter. This project creates a system for a longer relationship with at-risk and homeless households that goes beyond the needs of those households being met by the Basic Needs Project. These projects (and the funding requests) are complementary; not duplicative. They work in concert with one another based on the identified needs in the continuum of care.  A total of 3,000 persons will be served during the two years of this project. 


 

 

CITY OF SHERWOOD

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Marjorie Stewart Senior Center Upgrades 

 
Marjorie Stewart Senior Center new bathroom
Before
In 2012, the Marjorie Stewart Senior Center project was awarded $179,600 in CDBG funds for a series of accessibility (ADA) upgrades that will be done to the building to better serve both people with disabilities, but also the older population that simply needs a little more assistance. The existing restrooms do not meet current ADA requirements and the finishes are dated. The current code requires increased maneuvering clearances in fully accessible bathroom as well as at the restroom entrance doors.  In addition, under the 2010 Oregon building code, a new building of this size requires a unisex restroom

 

 
Marjorie Stewart Senior Center new unisex bathroom
After
The floors in the lobby area are exposed aggregate and are cold, unwelcoming, and not an appropriate floor finish for this type of facility and the clients who access services here.  The height of the counter will be lowered to accommodate wheelchair accessibility.  The proposed project would upgrade the restrooms, lobby area and floor finish to make the senior center more accessible and functional for 440 seniors yearly.

SherwoodSeniorCenterUpgrade1 Marjorie Stewart Senior Center front desk

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