Homelessness in Eugene
On any given night in our community, nearly 3,000 people have no home to return to. Many others are at high risk of being on the streets soon.
About 73% of 10,875 homeless people were served in Lane County in 2012 and their last permanent residence was Lane County. An additional 7% were from another Oregon county. They are not new residents or just passing through. When people are homeless it causes breakdowns in family support and has profound impacts on our public health, public safety and public education systems.
The Homeless Car Camping program helps provide siting and linkages to services for those living in a vehicle. The City of Eugene works in partnership with other government agencies and non-profit organizations to address the complex issues related to homelessness. Some of these agencies include: