City Council Approves Conestoga Huts

EUGENE, Ore. — We will likely see more covered wagon-type huts popping up around town. The Eugene City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday temporarily allowing Conestoga huts as part of the car camping program. The design was developed at the Occupy Eugene camp in Washington-Jefferson Park. Members of the homeless community call it a viable … Continue reading »

Vehicle Camping Ordinance Extended

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council will allow people to camp at vehicle campsites for at least another two years. This has many people very happy about the decision. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Jason Crow spoke with one person who benefits from the ordinance. Click on the video above to watch the story.

Springfield Looking for More Car Camping Sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The City of Springfield is looking for more sites for people looking to camp overnight inside their cars. The Springfield Shelter Rights Alliance says people can stay at industrial sites and church parking lots, but only with the owners’ permission. Once signed up, St. Vincent de Paul handles it from there. “They’re … Continue reading »