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How we let homelessness become a nationwide crisis

Jimmy Jones, executive director of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency.

Before becoming director of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency (MWVCAA), Jimmy Jones taught Western Civilization as a professor. When asked to explain the crisis of homelessness in Salem, he reverts to his background in history and sociology.

Starting around the 1980s, he explained, the federal government cut funding to . . .

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