The City is pleased to announce that today a second microsite is being established. Microsites support our community’s reopening by balancing the varying needs for safety and recovery for the unhoused community.
The newest microsite will be on land provided by the Eugene Mission at no cost and managed by Community Supported Shelters. The first microsite was established at Skinner City Farm.
City staff continue to seek additional sites, exploring both public and private property partnerships. We will provide updates about additional sites as information becomes available.
As part of the City’s emergency response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the City worked with non-profit social service providers to establish designated temporary shelter sites to provide emergency shelter options to unhoused community members in three community center parking lots. These shelter sites gave people experiencing homelessness a safe and sanitary place to live, while reducing the need for the residents to move around the community. Watch a video highlighting the positive impact of the designated temporary shelter sites.
New microsites will continue to provide needed shelter, stability and support for vulnerable members of our community and demonstrate the collaborative efforts underway to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
Efforts to address chronic homelessness continue as the City works with Lane County toward the development of 350 new permanent supportive housing units, a 75-bed low barrier emergency shelter, and the addition of trained outreach teams. For more information visit www.eugene-or.gov/homelessness.
Neighborhoods, organizations, or businesses interested in hosting or sponsoring a microsite can contact City of Eugene Homeless Services Staff at 541-682-8442.