Council Homelessness Discussions

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As acommunity, Eugene has prioritized helping people who experience homelessness.  

opportunity villageInresponse to the growing need for safe place for people to sleep, the EugeneCity Council approved a rest stop pilot program in October, 2013.

Rest stops allow up to 15 peopleto sleep overnight in tents on certain property. Each site must be managed by asite provider that signs an agreement with the City to supervise the site. Thesite provider is responsible for:

  • Ensuringthe site is supervised at all times;
  • Providingclean, portable restrooms and trash collection on site;
  • Keepinga roster of individuals who are allowed on the site; and
  • Ensuringall campers and visitors follow the site rules.

Currently,two rest stop sites are open in Eugene: one at Garfield and Roosevelt and asecond at Northwest Expressway and Chambers. Both of these sites are managed byCommunity Supported Shelters. The City is looking for a site provider for athird site.

Additionalinformation about Rest Stops:

The Cityof Eugene and Lane County continue to experience high numbers of homelessnessand housing insecurity. Despite on-going and dedicated, publicly andprivately-supported homeless services in our community, the demand foremergency shelter continues to exceed supply.

City Council Agendas and Minutes (2014)

  • September 10, 2014 Work Session
  • July 14, 2014 Work Session

Council Agendas and Minutes from 2013
Council Agendas and Minutes from 2012


Materials Presented at Council


City Council Webcasts Addressing
the Topic of Homelessness

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2014 webcasts:
January 27, 2014
January 29, 2014

2013 webcasts:
November 20, 2013 
October 28, 2013
September 23, 2013 
September 16, 2013 
July 10, 2013 
June 26, 2013
May 20, 2013
April 24, 2013

2012 webcasts:
December 12, 2012
December 10, 2012
November 26, 2012
November 21, 2012
November 19, 2012 
November 13, 2012
October 31, 2012
October 17, 2012
September 26, 2012
July 18, 2012
April 11, 2012

Webcasts of past City Council meetings are available for download. Council meetings are also streamed live to the internet when in session. Visit the Council Webcast page for more information.