Will Rest Stops Help Eugene Homeless?

EUGENE, Ore. – The term “rest stops” is used a lot in Eugene, but many people aren’t sure exactly what they are or how they work. The city came up with the idea for rest stops to provide a safe place for the homeless to sleep. The latest proposed site is Leo Harris Drive, near … Continue reading »

City To Clear Homeless Campers

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene will start clearing out the homeless camp at the corner of Broadway and Hilyard starting Tuesday, but campers say they want more time.  Those who’ve been camping at the site said they’re not happy with the way the city’s eliminating their camp. But, the city of Eugene said … Continue reading »

Whoville Campers Given 30 More Days

EUGENE, Ore. — Illegal campers living at the site called Whoville have 30 more days before they’re forced out. The Eugene City Council decided Wednesday that they need to provide the 40 or 50 people living there a new place to go, before making them leave. The one approved rest stop for homeless campers in … Continue reading »

Springfield Police Clear Homeless Camps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A day after the city of Eugene told homeless campers they needed to leave their site at Broadway and Hillyard, the city of Springfield cleared out homeless campers along the Willamette River. The Springfield Police Department said it gets calls about illegal homeless campers daily, which is why it’s now clearing out … Continue reading »

Springfield Trespassers Arrested

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police arrested five homeless people this morning for trespassing and making a mess on private property. Officers say the five people were living in illegal homeless camps along the river. They were reportedly leaving behind large amounts of trash and human waste, creating unsanitary conditions. Property owners say at times they’ve … Continue reading »

City to Evict Whoville Campers

EUGENE, Ore. — On Friday, the City of Eugene will notify Whoville campers that they have to vacate their site on Broadway and Hilyard. There are currently about 50 people camping at the site. The city says the property is not open for public use of any kind, so on Friday someone from the city … Continue reading »

Conestoga Huts to Celebrate Anniversary

EUGENE, Ore. — Happening this weekend, a huge bash will celebrate the first anniversary of conestoga huts in Eugene. Community Supported Shelters developed them last winter for Opportunity Village Eugene. They’re a place called home for many homeless people in Lane County. Each hut costs between 250 and 500 dollars to build depending on the … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Holds Annual Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Mission’s doors were open on Wednesday for a free Christmas dinner. It’s an annual tradition for the homeless shelter, and hundreds of people showed up to take advantage of the generosity. Organizers say Wednesday afternoon’s meal was busier than the Thanksgiving feast. Those who stay at the Mission say they’re … Continue reading »

Charity Offers Christmas Meal

EUGENE, Ore. — A local church group helped offer a special meal Christmas morning to some of those in extra need. Dozens of people showed up at Catholic Community Services Wednesday morning for the annual Christmas Coffee for the homeless and low income residents. It was more than just coffee being served up. Attendees also … Continue reading »

City to Open First Homeless Rest Stop

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s first so-called rest stop for the homeless will house its first campers on Friday. Organizers are calling it an unofficial opening for the pilot program. The Eugene safe spot camp on Roosevelt and Garfield will serve 15 campers. Friday, two campers who will serve as on-site managers will move in. They … Continue reading »

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