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Possible Homeless Housing Option

EUGENE, Ore. — If City Council gives the go-ahead for a permanent site on North Garfield for the homeless, a Conestoga Hut may be one of the places people could stay.

The designer said it was developed at the Washington Jefferson Park occupy camp. He hopes council would approve its use as a tent because it would then be eligible as part of the car camping program.

“It’s lockable, and it’s warmer and it’s off the ground so it has a little more dignity than a tent and helps people stay safe and warmer,” said Erik De Buhr, Conestoga Hut designer.

The council will hold a public hearing on the huts at its work session on Wednesday.

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