Eugene gets experimental housing for homeless people

Eugene gets experimental housing for homeless people

A Eugene city-sponsored program lets Eugene homeless people live in 6-foot-by-10-foot experimental houses called Conestoga huts.

Assembled by volunteers out of new and donated materials for a few hundred dollars apiece, the huts are being placed on the church properties as part of the city-sponsored overnight camping program for homeless people.

Managed by St. Vincent de Paul, the program lets people sleep in vehicles, including old motorhomes and trailers, on privately owned land, including church properties, in Eugene and Springfield.

The Eugene City Council last December expanded the program to accept huts.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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