Homeless Campers Cited

EUGENE, Ore. — A number of homeless campers faced citations Wednesday morning as Eugene Police cleared a camp on 6th avenue. EPD says homeless campers have been at the site behind the federal courthouse for weeks. About a week ago it issued a notice to vacate the area. Around nine people received citations for refusing … Continue reading »

Hundreds Stay at Warming Centers

EUGENE, Ore. — Egan Warming Centers will now stay open through Monday night. They opened for the first time this season Saturday night, drawing more than 200 people at five sites across Eugene and Springfield. Coordinators say the first night went smoothly, with volunteers ready to go and donations on hand. The warming centers didn’t … Continue reading »

Collaboration to End Vet Homelessness

EUGENE, Ore. — Homelessness 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 »

Men’s Homeless Shelter Prepares to Open

CORVALLIS, Ore. — With colder weather around the corner a Corvallis homeless shelter is getting ready to open its doors. Corvallis Housing First is a men’s cold weather shelter that runs from November to April. It will be opening for the season Saturday, so volunteers are working on the finishing touches this week. Thanks to … Continue reading »

Homeless Campers Asked to Leave Site

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of homeless campers near Sixth Avenue and Mill Street have been asked to leave. They say police gave them a 3:30 p.m. deadline Friday, but the police never showed. A small group of homeless campers have been camping at this site for a few days. They say there aren’t enough … Continue reading »

Group Asks Council to Lift Camping Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — As the temperatures begin to drop groups are asking the city of Eugene to lift its camping ban. The Raging Grannies, a social activism group made their voices heard at the city council meeting Monday night. “The camping ban really criminalizes homelessness. If you don’t have a place to sleep you don’t … Continue reading »

Stand Down for Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There was a big show of support for those who have put their lives on the line for our country. Hundreds of vets, many of them homeless, turned out for Friday’s Stand Down in Springfield at the Willamalane Center. There was everything from clothes, glasses and a warm meal, to information about … Continue reading »

Man in Vacant Corvallis Home Arrested

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A man is in jail accused of making himself at home in a house that wasn’t his. Corvallis police arrested 56-year-old Jaime Doherty after a landlord discovered that someone was staying inside one of his vacant homes. Smida Abdelli rents out a house on SW 3rd Street in downtown Corvallis, and the … Continue reading »

Whoville Close To Finding New Site

EUGENE, Ore. — You may recall the anonymous $400,000 donation for Whoville campers. Now an elected board of homeless advocates and residents are getting real close to finding a site. Representatives say it will be called the Nightingale Health Sanctuary and will meet certain requirements. It will have easy access to Whitebird Clinic, the Dining … Continue reading »

Students Hand Out Burritos to Homeless

EUGENE, Ore. — Students handed out burritos to the homeless and anyone who wanted one near the Washington-Jefferson Bridge. It’s been an annual tradition at Wellsprings Friends School for 10 years called Burrito Missionaries. They spend half the day making 100 burritos by hand, wrapping them, and delivering them to folks who are homeless and … Continue reading »

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