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The city of Springfield has tripled the amount of money it provides to an overnight parking program.

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Eugene police say they’re ahead of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that came out this week, that says cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have no other option.

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Lane County Commissioners voted Tuesday to provide land for a Housing First project in Eugene. It will be housing for people who are chronically homeless.

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Homeless people often lug their belongings with them everywhere they go – which can make them vulnerable to theft. But now the City of Eugene and St. Vincent de Paul are offering them a place to stash their personal items. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

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With temperatures dropping severely the next few nights, Egan Warming Center Sites in Eugene and Springfield are expected to fill quickly. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports the late season cold is creating a demand for more volunteers.

A 10-thousand dollar grant from an Oregon tribe will help keep families in the Eugene area from homelessness. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports the funds for ShelterCare come from the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians.

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Today in Eugene, hundreds packed a new housing facility for homeless teen girls. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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When you think about homelessness in Oregon, you may picture tent cities along Portland’s freeways, or transients gathering in Eugene’s Kesey Square.  But the City of Corvallis is also trying to troubleshoot a steadily growing issue in the area, with the highest level of income inequality among all Oregon cities. As part of our 50th anniversary tour, KLCC’s Brian Bull gives us this snapshot of how the city of 58,000 people is dealing with homelessness.

A program that offers homeless families in Eugene / Springfield a warm place for the night is running out of money.

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Two organizations have given more than half a million dollars to help homeless people in Lane County suffering from mental illness or chronic health problems.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on today’s press conference. 

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Cold temperatures brings the call for volunteers to help staff shifts at Egan Warming Center locations in the Eugene/Springfield area. With overnight temps dropping to about 28 degrees, the centers are being activated tonight and Tuesday night. They remain on standby for Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 6-8.

All trained volunteers can sign up for a shift and organizers say more volunteers are needed for the early morning and overnight shifts in particular.

The link to volunteer is: http://eganwarmingcenter.com

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As families and friends gather at home for Thanksgiving dinner, charities and shelters are feeding the less fortunate.  KLCC’s Brian Bull checks in on preparations at the Eugene Mission.

Recorded on: July 21, 2017

Air Date: July 24, 2017

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Monday, community members celebrated the kick-off of a $1.85 million dollar remodel project on a former Eugene church that will provide housing to homeless teen girls. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald has more from what was called a “ground-shaking” with a musical theme.

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The Lane County Human Services Commission has released its annual “Homeless Point in Time” Count.  It’s based on a one-night survey of people lacking permanent residences or shelter.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports the count took place earlier this year.  

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In Springfield faith and service organizations continue to help homeless folks find shelter and get in to housing. They also help low income people pay rent. There’s little to no emergency shelter available in the city, and thousands of names are on the wait list for subsidized housing.

The homeless community of Eugene is mourning the death of Carrie Lucinda Miller, known fondly by friends as “Mama Carrie”. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Friends, officials, and homeless advocates gathered to honor the memory of Thomas Egan today, at the site of his death roughly eight years ago.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the veteran’s legacy lives on through a warming shelter service in his name.  

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Eugene Police have stepped up their presence in the downtown, particularly in the Park Blocks area.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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A project that would provide housing to homeless high schoolers in Eugene is moving forward thanks to federal funds approved this week.

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This year’s point in time homeless count found fewer people in Lane County than last year. There were 1,451 people without a home on that January night. Volunteers and staff visited parks, undersides of bridges, and places not meant for human habitation during the annual count.

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More than a year ago, several government agencies and non-profits in Lane County set a goal to house one veteran for every day of the year in 2015.

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At a meeting Wednesday the Eugene City Council and Human Rights Commission talked about ways to move forward to end the homeless crisis in the community.

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During the recent cold snap around Thanksgiving, Catholic Community Services of Lane County exhausted its supply of motel vouchers for families seeking overnight shelter. Efforts are underway to prepare for the next cold snap.

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Earlier this fall, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy wrote a letter to city staff expressing concern about the people who hang around downtown, often panhandling. They can make the neighborhood feel unwelcome to others.

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The Eugene City Council has approved a pilot program that allows homeless people to camp in approved sites overnight.

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With temperatures forecast to be at or below freezing, the Egan Warming Centers plan to open Tuesday and Wednesday. They'll be on standby through next Monday [Nov. 30].

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On Monday, the Eugene City Council is expected to vote for a legal overnight camping spot for homeless people during the winter.

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Wednesday evening, more than 100 people showed up for a town hall meeting about how to help homeless people in Eugene. The theme was YIMBY, Yes in My Back Yard.

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A crowd of homeless people and their advocates showed up at Monday's Eugene City Council meeting to urge the city to repeal its camping ban. They asked for at least a moratorium on the ordinance that prohibits camping in public parks and on city property. Councilor Claire Syrett spoke with KLCC Tuesday.

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