Housing & Homelessness

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A group of activists pitched their tents in front of Corvallis City Hall Thursday to protest city policies regarding unhoused people.

  

  

Barbara Dellenback speaks with Springfield Interim Planning Manager Sandy Belson about housing solutions. They discuss the rising cost of housing, legislation aimed at creative affordable housing, and efforts to make sure everyone has shelter.

Brian Bull, KLCC

A new law will require death reports in Oregon to indicate whether the person who died was experiencing homelessness.

  

City of Eugene

The Eugene City Council has designated two Safe Sleep sites for people experiencing homelessness to park or camp in, at Chase Commons Park on South Garden Way, and at 310 Garfield Street.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Residents of a Springfield mobile home park that got rezoned will NOT have to move, as previously reported.  KLCC has this update on the park, which is also no longer called “The Patrician.”

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Governor’s office sent out an urgent message to Oregon renters in the rears due to the pandemic: If you need rental assistance—apply for it now.

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Saint Vincent de Paul has completed renovations on their First Place Annex Night Shelter in Eugene for families experiencing homelessness. The executive director says the updates will help families have a better sense of stability.

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A nonprofit that helps the unhoused endured last month's record breaking heatwave with a broken refrigerator and without air conditioning. Now, St. Vincent de Paul is preparing for future emergencies.

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A new housing project for homeless people has opened up in Coos Bay: Coalbank Village.  

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Affordable housing would increase across Oregon and the nation, under a bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley Tuesday.

Brian Bull / KLCC

As temperatures continue to rise throughout Oregon, the governor has a request of residents: Look out for each other.

City of Eugene

 

Eugene city councilors passed an ordinance, 7-1, Monday restricting how long people can park in one spot. The move is meant to deter people living in vehicles from staying more than three days in one area.

My Oregon

With Oregon’s Eviction Moratorium set to expire on June 30, tenants will be required to start making rent payments beginning July 2021 or possibly face eviction. In the face of this, Lane County is re-opening applications for rental assistance to those eligible.

City of Eugene

The city of Eugene has identified 11 potential 'Safe Sleep Sites' for the unhoused to legally stay while receiving services. The city aims to approve and open selected sites this fall.

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Eugene city councilors accepted a proposal to construct a mixed-income building downtown called the Montgomery on Wednesday.

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The University of Oregon announced Wednesday every graduate and law student who requested to renew their Graduate Village contract by June 1 will be accommodated.

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The University of Oregon’s fall COVID-19 plans have left some graduate students in Eugene with uncertainty about their living situations. A group of students are protesting the university’s decision to not renew leases.

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Another round of rental assistance for Lane County residents affected by the pandemic will open May 11.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Oregon lawmakers have failed to advance a bill that would give unhoused people the right to remain in public places without being told to move along.

  

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In 2019, 41% of surveyed Oregon community college students experienced food insecurity. Statewide, roughly 1 in 4 Oregonians are experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

To help people put more food on the table, KLCC is hosting a virtual information session on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

City of Eugene

Eugene city councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday to boost capacity at temporary shelter sites for tents and parking. The city aims to prioritize people living in areas unsanctioned for camping. 

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council heard public testimony Monday night on a proposal to expand places for people who are homeless to park and tent-camp.

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Vehicle camping in Eugene has surged over the past year with the city receiving hundreds of complaints from community members and businesses owners. The city council will consider how to solve this problem and where to allow vehicle campers Monday night.

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The Eugene City Council voted unanimously Monday to hold a public hearing on an ordinance that would increase the capacity of temporary camping and parking sites.

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Lane County will add two new microsites in Eugene for the unhoused at the end of April. While temporary, the county plans to reuse the sites for emergency shelter during the winter season.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

A former Lane Community College building could find new life as a first-of-its kind affordable housing site in downtown Eugene. 

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The city of Eugene and Community Supported Shelters unveiled a new rest stop for the unhoused on Thursday. The Westmoreland Park site is one of five locations that will go up around the city.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Funding for emergency rental assistance for Lane County residents will be available once again. Eligible applicants can apply Friday March 19 between 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A new outreach initiative by HIV Alliance will provide medical care and housing support to homeless people across Lane County. 

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Eugene’s Red Lion Hotel will soon house people displaced by last year’s severe wildfires.  Lane County Human Services has purchased the building through Project Turnkey, a state initiative that funds the purchase of hotels and motels for housing purposes. 

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