The timeline for obtaining a REAL ID has been delayed. Learn more here.
The deadline for residents of states, including Oregon, to become REAL ID compliant was May 3, 2023. DHS now says it will be May 7, 2025, to give states and the District of Columbia the extra time they need to make sure residents get REAL ID-compliant drivers licenses or identification cards.
DHS says the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are to blame for the postponement.
“REAL ID progress over the past two years has been significantly hindered by…
Oregon is the first state to receive aid for mobile mental-health units. Learn more here.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced financial support for expansion of mobile mental-health crisis intervention units in Oregon, the first state to receive the aid.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said prioritizing behavioral health treatment by putting crisis care in reach for more Americans is critical, in Oregon and beyond.
He encouraged all states to take advantage of this opportunity.
The new Medicaid-supported plan will allow Oregon to provide community-based stabilization services to individuals experiencing mental health…