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Taking On Homelessness

EUGENE, Ore. — The topic of homelessness has been center of attention locally due to the SLEEPS movement. Many people have asked why SLEEPS members don’t consider options like Opportunity Village.

Opportunity Village president Dan Bryant says there are more than 1,000 people wandering the streets in Eugene. With limited space, Opportunity Village can’t house everyone, but Bryant says everyone who is interested is encouraged to apply.

“Opportunity Village can only accommodate 30 to 45 people; we will have 30 dwelling units when it is finished. Some of those units will have couples in them, but that is our limit by our contract with the city,” Bryant said.

Bryant says whether someone is affiliated with SLEEPS or not, everyone goes through the same application process, including background checks.

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