Housing & Homelessness

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Nearly $3.5 million in federal grants are coming to Lane County, to tackle homelessness. 

Tia Barnes

A group of youth took to the streets of Eugene last week to hand out care packages to people experiencing homelessness. The bags contained standard items like deodorant and toothpaste—and a mental health maintenance kit.

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Eugene and Lane County officials want to get all homeless people off the streets within a few years, an effort that’s bound to cost millions of dollars.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, one city leader is confident residents will support the initiative.

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After 8 years, Shelley Corteville has stepped down as director of Egan Warming Center, a network of sites where homeless people can keep warm when temps fall below freezing. Now, the advocate plans to focus on helping unaccompanied youth.

Tiffany Eckert

The City of Eugene and Lane County officials are throwing their support behind an ambitious proposal aimed at effectively ending homelessness in the region.

Karen Richards

The director of Lane County's Egan Warming Center has reportedly resigned for personal reasons. An administrator says the program will continue to operate without disruption as St. Vincent de Paul looks to fill the position.

Tiffany Eckert

The temporary homeless encampment in north Eugene known as Camp 99 is officially closed. By late Wednesday afternoon, only a few campers were still moving out-- under the watchful eye of security guards and Eugene police. Lane County officials say cleanup of the property will beginThursday morning.

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Several Lane County housing providers received a total of $2 million in grant money from the Lane County Board of Commissioners. The funds will go toward projects meant to reduce homelessness through permanent supportive housing.