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What’s Next for Whoville Campers?

whoville camp 3EUGENE, Ore. — Now that Whoville has been cleared out, 30 people are looking for a new place to live.

So will they set up another campsite? Campers we spoke with say they plan to find temporary places to stay for now until they can find another spot to call home.

But the city plans to look for ways to keep people off the streets.

“I can go hang out with friends for a while, but there just isn’t support for a lot of people in Whoville,” said camper Ambrose Holtham-Keathley.

“Homelessness is a big difficult issue, and it’s not something the city of Eugene can solve. We want to look at a longer term comprehensive solution that creates ways for some people to get shelter,” said Jan Bohman, City of Eugene spokesperson.

Two rest stops are up and running for the homeless on Garfield and Roosevelt, and Chambers and Northwest Expressway. The city hopes to open a third on Leo Harris Drive soon.

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  1. JW says:

    They need to move to Civic Stadium.

  2. quasimodo says:

    forget that JW that place is already condemned the state would move in and take it because of unsanitary conditions after about a week and the tax payers of Eugene would lose the 3.5 million dollars the city counsel wasted on something they shouldn’t have squandered the tax payers money on.

    whats next for whoville? they all get jobs rent apartments and become a productive part of society instead of leaching scumbags that bleed every social service they can dry.

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