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Eugene Homeless Camp Closing

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th February Newshomeless campWhoville
The days of a Eugene homeless camp called Whoville appear to be numbered. The City Council voted Wednesday to endorse the city manager's plan to start closing the camp by April. The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/mMzi6j ) the council also voted to create a smaller camp called a rest stop that could accommodate about 15 of the 40 Whoville residents. The city took inRead More »

Roseburg City Council Rejects Homeless Camp

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th November Newshomeless campRoseburg
City leaders in Roseburg aren't going to consider a legal campsite for homeless people. The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1bBpK8z ) the council spent 90 minutes discussing the idea raised by homeless advocates such as Jeri Benedetto of Occupy Roseburg, and all the members said no to it.Read More »

Portland Homeless Encmapment Gets Permanent Spot

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th September Newshomeless campPortland
A homeless encampment in downtown Portland will get a permanent spot after it reached an agreement with the city. The agreement ends a nearly two-year standoff that saw the campers assemble tarps and stoves next to one of Portland's busiest thoroughfares. The property owner once had an adult bookstore on the lot, but the city shuttered it and the building was razed.Read More »

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