Gilliam Attainable Housing Project

Gilliam County, like many communities in rural Oregon, faces an interconnected housing and jobs challenge that threatens the community’s long term survival. This project addressed the lack of adequate attainable housing, especially in the cities of Arlington and Condon. One of the project goals was to find strategies and implementation tools to increase attainable housing for … Read more

Southern Oregon Coast Gorse Project

The Oregon Solutions Southern Oregon Gorse Project laid the foundation for the mitigation of the highly flammable and invasive gorse plant in the Southern Oregon coast region. Gorse was responsible for fire that burned the entire city of Bandon in 1936 and notable subsequent fires in 1980, 1999, 2007, and 2015.   Gorse is a … Read more

Jade Greening Project

During early 2016, Oregon Solutions interviewed stakeholders from a wide spectrum of interests to explore aspirations, concerns, and opportunities to address air quality issues. A need to raise awareness around environmental health disparities stemming from exposure to air toxins, lack of walkability and accessibility in the community of the Jade District in outer southeast Portland … Read more

Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative

The Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Collaborative has built a foundation for improving community stability, equity, natural resource restoration and economic growth in flood-prone areas of the Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are composed of largely under-served communities. For over 100 years, considerable employment and residential development has occurred in Johnson Creek’s 100-year floodplain. … Read more

Gorge Food Security Coalition

The 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment identified food insecurity as one of the top social and economic needs in the Columbia River Gorge region’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The Columbia Gorge Health Council (Coordinated Care Organization) and One Community Health, (the region’s federally qualified health center) conducted a survey in 2015 specific to food … Read more

Springfield Manufactured Home Park Solutions Collaborative

The Oregon Solutions project brought together a team of public, private, and civic partners to work toward innovative solutions to assist residents, owners, and renters who are living in mobile homes in parks in substandard conditions or who face being evicted as a result of redevelopment pressures. The collaborative aimed to create a social service … Read more

2016 Willamette Falls Locks Task Force

The 2016 Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks Task Force was established through Senate Bill 131 of 2015 (PDF). Note that a subsequent project flowed from the task force’s work in 2018. You can learn about that project at our webpage for the 2018 Willamette Falls Locks Commission. The 2016 Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and … Read more

Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative

The Historic Columbia River Highway continues to grow in popularity as does the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in general. The historic highway and supporting infrastructure, including parking areas on the historic highway and on I-84 at Multnomah Falls, often reach capacity.  This Oregon Solutions project was designated by Governor Brown to identify solutions … Read more

Lane County Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Lane County was on the brink of a healthcare crisis.  A shortage of primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners had been documented in a variety of reports by the Oregon Health Authority. In addition, large numbers of primary care workers in Lane County retired and  the Trillium Community Health Plan CCO, reported about … Read more

Prosperity Pilot Klamath Tribes/Chiloquin Early Literacy

Early childhood literacy was identified as a leading way to address poverty in the long term. The Klamath Tribes/Chiloquin Community Early Literacy Project focused on engaging parents and the community to ensure local children are ready to read when they enter school. This project brought together the Tribes and the Chiloquin community in collaboration with … Read more