The new Mid-Columbia Houseless Collaborative will present to city councils and county commissions next month as it shares its vision. Led by Mid-Columbia Community Action Council and Washington Gorge Action Programs, nearly 40 organizations, local governments, and individuals formed the Collaborative to prevent and end houselessness in the region including Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties in Oregon and Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washington. The Collaborative will start its presentation tour next Wednesday before the Sherman County Commission. They plan visits to The Dalles City Council, Hood River County Commission, Hood River City Council, Skamania County Commission, Wasco County Commission, and Bingen City Council over the next two months. A goal for the Collaborative includes preserving existing affordable housing and supporting partners with new construction projects. By 2027 the group plans to support the construction of at least 262 affordable, accessible housing units in the five-county Mid-Columbia region, including Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties in Oregon and Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washington.