Council Approves Homeless Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene will move forward with plans to create a pilot program for Opportunity Village, a proposed living site for area homeless residents.

City Council approved the project at Monday night’s council meeting, asking the City Manager to work with the city-owned site located on North Garfield.

A non-profit organization will be chosen to operate the project, which will run until October 1st, 2014. At that point, the city will decide whether or not the project should continue.

It was a full house at the meeting, as councilors listened to about an hour and a half of public comment on the issue.

As part of their approval of the project, the city will require the non-profit in charge to carry insurance that protects the city from any kind of liability.

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