Collaboration to End Vet Homelessness

EUGENE, Ore. —┬áHomelessness is a problem many veterans experience locally and across the country. But, a collaboration between Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield is hoping to put fourth a housing first model, so no veteran has to live on the streets. Charles Platt is a local veteran who’s now managing a … Continue reading »

Community Helps Family in Drain Fire

DRAIN, Ore. — A fire destroyed a business and attached housing area in Drain this weekend. Now the small town is working to help the family that lost their home and business. Fire investigators worked to figure out what caused a three story building to burn down this weekend. A two-alarm fire destroyed the building … Continue reading »

Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground

EUGENE, Ore. — Habitat for Humanity is breaking the ground on its 51st home in the Eugene-Springfield area. Albert Millard and his daughter will move into the home once construction is complete. Saturday morning around 50 people gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking. It included Millard’s family and friends and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. Anyone … Continue reading »

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 50th Home

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a big milestone Saturday for a local non-profit. The Eugene-Springfield Habitat for Humanity dedicated the 50th home that they’ve built in the community. The home went to Chelsea Burglund, a single mother with two young children. Burglund has been working with Habitat for Humanity for the past two years. After … Continue reading »

Good Earth Show Moves In

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re looking to live a more green lifestyle, you’re in luck this weekend. The Good Earth Home, Living and Gardening Show starts Friday at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Tuesday was move-in day for the organizers. A new surprise for the 2013 show is giant sculptures made entirely of trash that washed … Continue reading »

Passive Home’s Energy Efficiency Tested

EUGENE, Ore. — The first multi-family passive house in the state was tested Friday for its energy efficiency. The home is in Eugene as part of low-income housing. The test done Friday will confirm the designers and builders are on track to achieve a super-energy efficient rating. “It’s so extreme that we’re actually testing it … Continue reading »