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Brian Bull / KLCC

Homeless advocates are cheering the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal in a pivotal case out of Idaho.  KLCC’s Brian Bull got reaction from someone living on the streets of Eugene.

Tiffany Eckert

The Eugene City Council will decide Monday on a proposed ordinance revision to give property owners the ability to remove people for trespassing in the planting spaces between the curb and the sidewalk.

A small homeless tent camp on 5th street in downtown Eugene is located in one of these “right-of-way” areas. It is unclear whether a decision to revise the city ordinance will affect how police will enforce trespass laws when dealing with the homeless.

Eric Jackson has been unhoused in Eugene or a year and a half.  

Tiffany Eckert

Homeless campers living in a row of tents in downtown Eugene say they are there in protest. The campers object to the lack of shelter in the city center and claim mistreatment by local business owners.

Tiffany Eckert

Transient and unhoused people camping at a Lane County owned gravel lot on Highway 99 will have to vacate this week (Monday/Tuesday.) Campers have the option to sign up for a bed at an established site run by Saint Vincent de Paul nearby. In advance of the eviction, KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert visits the site known as Camp 99.

Tiffany Eckert

About a dozen tents have re-appeared on a concrete slab of county-owned property in downtown Eugene known as the “Butterfly” lot. Campers are back to protest how the city and county are dealing with homelessness. 

Tiffany Eckert / KLCC

For several weeks, passersby at Eighth Avenue and Oak Street-- outside the so-called “Butterfly” lot in Eugene-- have seen a homeless encampment expand. As the city solidifies plans to create a temporary homeless shelter downtown, some doubt that will be enough. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports.