Overnight Camping Program Money Low

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Eugene gave St. Vincent de Paul $50,000 this year for its overnight camping. That money runs out in December–a time when there’s more demand for safe, legal, temporary housing. There are about 50 sites in the Eugene-Springfield area that are part of the St. Vincent de Paul overnight parking program. With the … Continue reading »

Homeless Village Advocates Hold Workshop

EUGENE, Ore. — Building support for a new permanent home for the homeless was the focus of a workshop Tuesday night. Opportunity Village recruited an architect to help further their vision of a new home. Mark Lakeman was pivotal in establishing Dignity Village in Portland. It’s similar to what those connected with Opportunity Village have … Continue reading »

Homeless Village to Be Discussed

EUGENE, Ore. — The committee in charge of the “Opportunity Village” homeless project will be holding a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the project. The group wants to use the intersection of West 13th Avenue and Chambers Street as a good site for a village. Architect Mark Lakeman, whose nonprofit was instrumental in creating Portland’s … Continue reading »

Expert to Address Homeless Village

EUGENE, Ore. — A proposed homeless village will be the topic of a discussion being held Tuesday night. “Opportunity Village” is similar to homeless villages in Portland and Seattle. The committee in charge of the project has proposed the intersection of 13th Ave. and Chambers St. as a good site for such a village due … Continue reading »

Homeless Advocates Look to Construct Semi-Permanent Homeless Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless advocates are looking to construct a semi-permanent homeless village at a field on West 14th Avenue. The concern from community members is it’s across the street from Cesar Chavez Elementary School. Right now, three families who are a part of St. Vincent de Paul’s car-camping program use the site. Those families … Continue reading »

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 »

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