Eugene site considered for homeless settlement

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Friday, November 02, 2012

A Eugene city parcel on North Garfield Street is the leading site for a potential homeless village.

The City Council on Wednesday narrowed a list to five municipally owned properties that are being considered as possible housing sites for the homeless. After receiving more information in the weeks ahead, councilors will decide whether to let a newly formed nonprofit group, Opportunity Village Eugene, use one of the sites for the unconventional housing area.

Opportunity Village Eugene advocates want to create a pilot housing area similar to Portland’s Dignity Village, where homeless people live in simply built cabins on city-owned property.

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