Fundraiser Supports Opportunity Village

EUGENE, Ore. — Plans are moving forward for Opportunity Village, a proposed village for Eugene’s homeless population. Members of Occupy Eugene will be holding a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Monday. The event will be held at Ninkasi Brewing Company on Van Buren Street. There will be food, face painting, activities and beer; in the spirit … Continue reading »

Opportunity Village Reps Hold Discussion

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council wants a list of potential sites for a homeless village. This doesn’t mean the project is a go or a no. But Wednesday councilors voted 7 to 1 to direct city staff to compile a list of possible sites that could serve as a spot for Opportunity Village … 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 »

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