Homelessness, Supportive and Affordable Housing

Latest News

  • City Releases New Rules on Homeless Camping During Covid [1/21/21]
  • JWN Revives Proposal for Supportive Housing at Old Naval Armory Site: Member Vote at the February 9, 2021 General Meeting. See Permanent Support Housing below

Homelessness: City Guidelines on Camping during COVID

Note for JWN residents – please closely examine the guidelines as far as where camping is temporarily allowed, under what conditions any camp may be disbanded, and the timelines the city has now committed to for mitigation. If you believe that an existing camp is out of compliance, please contact us. This behavior based approach, and clear criteria, is something the JWN has been advocating for since before COVID.

This is from the  city [as of 1/21/21]:

Contact: Brian Richardson, Public Affairs Manager, 541-221-7597

City of Eugene adjusts urban camping response

In order to support community health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Eugene has temporarily adjusted its enforcement process around prohibited camping in order to help people maintain recommended physical distancing while reducing the need to move around the community.  These adjustments align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Oregon Health Authority, and Lane County Public Health.

The City continues to work with Lane County and partners in the community to find safe places for unhoused community members, including the newly established microsites, additional Rest Stopsovernight car camping sites and in existing shelters. However, it is still the case that many people experiencing homelessness are residing in Eugene’s parks, natural areas, and right of way areas for the time being.

The City has developed criteria aimed at balancing the need for places to sleep with the public health crisis that requires adequate physical distancing to protect community members’ health and well-being. These criteria set parameters around location of camps, safety and cleanliness, acceptable behaviors and impacts to neighbors, the environment, and city infrastructure. Further, there are locations in Eugene’s parks, natural areas, and the rights of ways that are not acceptable for camping at any scale due to unmitigable impacts on the environment, neighborhoods and the usability of parks and public infrastructure such as streets.

The criteria described below may be refined as we work through these new processes, coordinate with community partners and respond to community feedback.

Urban Camping in Parks and Open Spaces

There are locations in Eugene’s parks and natural areas that are not acceptable for camping at any scale due to unmitigable impacts on the environment, neighborhoods, and the usability of parks.

Where camping is not allowed in the parks system

  • Riparian areas such as along the Willamette River and Amazon Creek. Wetlands such as Delta Ponds and the West Eugene Wetlands.
  • Sensitive natural areas such as the Whilamut Natural Area.
  • The City’s vegetated stormwater facilities that are designed to filter and clean water.
  • Within 300 feet of playgrounds, sports courts, park shelters, picnic shelters and City of Eugene Rest Stop and microsite locations.
  • Within 50 feet of private property.
How we respond

Campers in these areas are issued a 24-hour notice of cleanup which requires they vacate the area.

COVID-19 public health criteria for temporary camping in parks

Outside of areas where camping is not allowed, a temporary camp needs to meet these criteria:

  • Camp site supports public health and safety by following physical distancing guidelines:
    • Tents are 12 feet apart from individuals not in the camper’s pod
    • It is possible for the public to reasonably maintain six feet of distance from the person camping and their property at all times.
  • Camp maintains public access to sidewalks, paths, transit stations, restrooms or building entrances.
  • Camp maintains clean and healthy spaces with no significant garbage or debris.
  • Camp is safe with no evidence of conspicuous drug use: uncapped, used hypodermic needles or other paraphernalia that could be a health hazard to other community members are not permitted.
  • There are no Eugene Police Department verified reports of criminal behavior.
  • Camp site is not negatively impacting properties adjacent to parks.
    • Examples include blocking sidewalks, loud noise, aggressive dogs, threatening behavior, public indecency.
  • Camp site is not negatively affecting nearby business activities.
    • Examples include blocking sidewalks, loud noise, aggressive dogs, threatening behavior, public indecency.
  • Camp site is not disturbing vegetation.
  • Camp site is not damaging or preventing maintenance of park infrastructure.
How we respond

The City provides a 48-hour warning notice to camps that do not meet the above criteria and are in temporarily allowed areas of Eugene’s parks and natural areas. The notice provides clear information about what needs to be corrected to meet accepted criteria. City staff visit the site no sooner than 48 hours later. If the site is in compliance, the camp site will be allowed to remain. If the criteria have not been met, the camp will be given a 24-hour notice of cleanup and cleanup will occur no sooner than 24 hours later.

New Oregon Department of Transportation Rules

The Parks and Open Space Division cares for several areas owned by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) such as Washington Jefferson Park. While this park was built on ODOT land, Parks has cared for it just like any other park in the system for decades. In the fall of 2020, a growing encampment on the site at 1st and Jefferson and 1st and Washington led to a review of our policies and intergovernmental agreements. In particular, because of differences in how ODOT and the City address camping violations, the City worked with ODOT over several weeks to revise our previous agreement in order to manage the area in a way that is in line with their jurisdiction.

Currently, for lands like Washington Jefferson Park that Parks leases from ODOT, all park rules and policies apply except for the City’s 24-hour camp posting procedures. In these locations the City must follow ODOT’s camp posting requirements which allow for cleanup of belongings no sooner than 10 days and no later than 19 days from the date the site is posted for cleanup. There are some exceptions that would allow for cleanup within 24 hours but those are reserved for severe situations.

How to Report Concerns

If community members have specific non-emergency campsite concerns, these can be reported online through Park Watch (eugene-or.gov/parkwatch) or by calling 541-682-4800 – Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Urban Camping in the Right-of-Way

The City of Eugene has also adjusted its procedures for closing and cleaning camps in the rights of way. Staff have developed a process to help evaluate locations of camps, safety and cleanliness, acceptable behaviors, and the impacts to neighbors, environment, and city infrastructure to help determine when camps may be able to remain in place.

COVID-19 public health criteria for temporary camping in rights-of-way

Criteria for where camping may remain
  • Camp site is not blocking access in ROW to public and private properties
  • Camp site is not blocking sidewalks and/or other pedestrian ways (5’ minimum clear space required under ADA regulations)
  • Camp site is not established on road surfaces (public safety hazard)
  • Camp site is not in a right of way planting strip – if property owner has filed a complaint for people trespassing.  (Ordinance No. 20618)
  • Camp or its associated materials are not creating a hazard to traffic or to users of the sidewalk.
  • There are no Eugene Police Department verified reports of criminal behavior.
How we respond

The City provides a 48-hour warning notice to camps that do not meet the above criteria and are in the rights of way. The notice provides clear information about what needs to be corrected to meet accepted criteria. City staff visit the site no sooner than 48 hours later. If the site is in compliance, the camp site will be allowed to remain. If the criteria has not been met, the camp will be given a 24-hour notice of cleanup and cleanup will occur no sooner than 24 hours later.

How to Report Concerns

If community members have specific non-emergency campsite concerns, these can be reported by calling Eugene Public Works at 541-682-4800 – Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

New Rest Stops and Microsites

In response to the growing need for safe places for homeless individuals to sleep and the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19 in the community, the Eugene City Council approved the establishment of five new Rest Stop sites at its meeting on Sept. 30, 2020. Rest Stops are designated, managed sites that provide transitional shelter to 15-20 individuals experiencing homelessness. The new Rest Stops will provide safe spaces for 75 to 100 people and will be located across five different City Council wards:

  • Skinner City Farm (Washington St. and W. 1st, Ward 7) open
  • Empire Pond (Hwy. 99 and Empire Park Dr., Ward 6)
  • Westmoreland Park (North side of 18th Ave., Ward 1)
  • Parking Lot 9 off Leo Harris Pkwy. (Leo Harris Pkwy. and Walnut Dr., Ward 4)
  • Bertelsen Road & W. 7th Ave. (Ward 8)

The City is also supporting smaller designated sites called microsites where up to 6 Conestoga Huts or Pallet Shelters provide transitional shelter to people experiencing homelessness. The new microsites are located at:

  • 2190 Polk St. parking lot (opening March 2021)
  • Bethel & Roosevelt (opening January 2021)
  • Peace Presbyterian Church (opening January 2021)

For overall questions about the City’s efforts around homelessness including our response during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.eugene-or.gov/Homelessness.

Homelessness: Supporting Transition Shelter Options

Temporary Managed Shelters

Temporary Managed Shelters (TMS) are different approaches to providing the unhoused with shelter options that foster a transition from living on the streets to permanent supported or market rate housing. Managed shelter options range from tents on platforms to huts with or without electricity. All TMS have sanitation, water, trash, and security fencing and residents are manged by a local non-profit to provide access to services. Residents are vetting and enrolled in programs to facilitate success.

Rest Stops

In 2019, the JWN stated to explore placement of a Rest Stop or Microsite (see below) at Westmoreland Park in the little used area north of 18th Ave. The effort was COVID delayed in September 2020 the city elected to site a Rest Stop at that location.

In October 2013, in response to the growing need for safe places to sleep for people who are experiencing homelessness, the Eugene City Council approved a Rest Stop pilot program. Rest Stops allow up to 20 people, age 18 and older, to sleep overnight in tents or Conestoga huts on designated sites approved by the City Council. Each site must be managed by a site operator who signs an agreement with the City to supervise the site. In February 2017, in recognition of the program’s success in providing safe and managed places for people to stabilize while they work toward housing, the City Council removed the sunset date from the program.

In response to the growing need for safe places for homeless individuals to sleep and the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19 in the community, the Eugene City Council approved the establishment of five new rest stop sites at its meeting on Wednesday, September 30. Intended to be operational before the end of this year, the new Rest Stops will provide a safe space for 75 to 100 people.

Westmoreland Park (between 18th and 16th) as selected as a site, with Community Supported Shelters as the operator. CSS opened its first Rest Stop in 2015. Everyone staying at a managed temporary shelter has been vetted and is enrolled in program to help them get stabilized and into permanent housing.

Proposed Site Plan (1/21)

 

Check of the CSS Facebook video pages for testimonials from residents as well as nearby landowners and neighbors.

Rest Stop Facts

EPD Report on Proximate impacts of a Rest Stop.

Mircosites

A microsite is a location that provides transitional shelter to a small group of individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness. Up to six Conestoga huts or tents are allowed via City Code 4.816. The site is managed by a nonprofit social service provider who is responsible for maintaining the site, providing supervision and oversight, and supporting the residents.

Lane Event Center Pods [2021]

Sarai Johnson, the first-ever Lane County and city of Eugene joint housing and shelter strategist, and someone who the JWN has worked with before, contacted the JWN in January 2021 with a proposal to place two microsite “pods” at Lane Events Center. Of particular interest are locations that improve security around the Jefferson EWEB Substation. Discussions are ongoing.

Lane Events Center Conestoga Hut Pilot [Fall 2019]

The JWN Executive Board unanimously approved the pilot project to house 3 to 6 residents in the Conestoga huts at the Lane Events Center and Lane County Commissioners voted in favor. The Executive Board based its decision on the overwhelming support of neighbors, the record of Community Supported Shelters (CSS) managing these sites, evidence of their efficacy, and a record that demonstrates such a facility does not result in a rise in illegal activity proximate to the site. The Executive Board feels that this project will, in a small way, help address the challenges of homelessness without negatively impacting the neighborhood.

Process

177 neighbors participated in our online survey, with 85% in favor across the neighborhood and 60% in favor who live the area directly adjacent to the proposed site. Seven neighbors submitted emails, in which four were in favor of the project.

The survey came at the end of a public process that included mailed notification of all JWN addresses via the Summer Newsletter, notifications via our monthly eNews, several special eNews Editions, and postings on our social media and website. A public meeting on the project took place in September at the Lane Events Center and a discussion was held at the JWN October General Meeting. In addition, flyers were distributed in are areas directly adjacent to the proposed site notifying neighbors of the survey and providing a url.

Some neighbors expressed some specific concerns. While we cannot address each individual comment, we would make the following points:

  • The pilot site is not a homeless camp and is limited to those in the Community Supported Shelters program. There will be no tents, just 3 very neat and self-contained Conestoga huts actively monitored by Community Supported Shelters (CSS), who provide sanitation and garbage collection.
  • Residents are carefully selected and have at least 10 months successfully participating in the CSS program.
  • CSS managed site have not resulted in a rise in crime or illegal camping proximate to these sites. In fact, the experience with Conestoga hut sites like this is a reduction in illegal activity.
  • Three to six new people in the neighborhood will not constitute a parking problem, as they generally do not have cars.
  • The proposed site is on the fairgrounds property and residents will have to abide by fairground management rules, which are quite strict.
  • The Conestoga huts will be moved for 3 weeks around and during the annual county fair.

One neighbor has offered to do laundry for our new neighbors.

Status: before the project was initiated, Homes for Good (Lane County Housing Authority) secured grant funding to create permanent supportive housing on that site, the the plan was scrapped. See below for details on that project and other efforts to create supportive housing.

Homelessness: Supporting the Needs of the Unhoused

There are two bathrooms at Monroe Park that were designed to be open in good weather. As part of Park Bond Measure, the bathrooms were set to be open year around. After considerable pressure from the JWN this became a reality in the winter of 2019. However, the porous nature of the room meant only one could be open. Again, after a concerted campaign, the bathroom was modified so both bathrooms could be open for the winter of 2021.

Homelessness: Managing Impacts of Unsanctioned Camping

Unfortunately, un-managed camping in public spaces has been a source of trash, human waste, noise, and crime. The plight of the unhoused and the reasonable expectation of housed residents creates conflicts that are a challenge to manage. Historically, the city has seen neighborhoods such as Jefferson Westside and the Whitaker as places to allow this sort of activity to take place due to their proximity to downtown and the socioeconomic status of these formally neglected but now gentrifying neighborhoods. The JWN rejects the notion that tolerating unsanctioned sheltering, with it many problems, in neighborhoods is a viable solution. This notion has allowed local government to shirk its responsibilities to find places for people to live. The JWN strategy has been to move aggressively to force mitigation while advocating for sanctioned, safe, sanitary managed shelters. The idea that by denying the city the option, we can prod the city to action.

The negative impacts of unsanctioned camping can be rather extreme, as was witnessed during the unilateral suspension of the camping ban during the COVID lock-down in spring 2020. The impacts and the city and county’s gross failures to provide even the most basic security and sanitation are described in detail in Report on Impacts to the Jefferson Westside neighborhood by Lane County’s policy on Homeless Camping and the City of Eugene’s Actions during the COVID 19 Stay-at-Home Order.It makes for grim reading ans spurred the the more aggressive stance of the JWN on un-sanction camping in the neighborhood.

Where Can People Go? City of Eugene Homeless Services Immediate Policy Recommendations

A conversation borne from frustration for how the unhoused were managed during the COVID 19 crisis and the resulting neighborhood impacts between JWN Chair Ted M. Coopman, Heather Selicki Operations Coordinator at White Bird, and Laurie Hauber, Staff Attorney, Oregon Law Center/Lane County Legal Aid has resulted in a series of recommendations for mitigating some of the impacts of homelessness on neighborhoods as well as blunting the effects on homeless people of using police, with the resulting high costs, to enforce the camping ban. We feel that these are relatively minor adjustments that do not involve changes in ordinances, still regulates camping, and can set us on a path for a more serious effort on short term harm reduction. It also places agency and responsibility on the homeless themselves as well as starting a conversation on the best uses for sworn officers. Moreover, these recommendations can set the stage for future cooperation between service providers, neighborhoods, businesses, and the city and county on practical solutions. These recommendations were endorsed by dozens of service providers, faith groups, neighborhood associations, and citizens. While they were not formally enacted by the city, one major provision, to use non-police resources in responding to standard camping complaints, was adopted.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Reviving the Idea of Supportive Housing at Old Naval Armory Site

The Naval Armory property between 14th and 13th near Chambers is owned by the city and has been vacant for over a decade. It currently has a St. Vincent DePaul managed car camping site. 14th Ave has also become a magnet for illegal camping, dumping, and crime. The JWN Board would like to re-start a conversation on placing family-friendly subsidized multi-family housing at that location. The need for housing is obvious and would improve security, Eugene owns it, and any project could move quickly with neighborhood support. Based on our recent public process experience with the Permanent Supportive Housing at the Lane Events Center, we feel we can accomplish this on an expedited timeline.

Background

In 2008, the JWN held two “opportunity siting” workshops for members where they identified and discussed potential sites for medium and high-density development in the neighborhood. It was affirmed that such development was beneficial and should involve a public review process with neighborhood stakeholders.

On January 17, 2012, the JWN Executive Board unanimously approved a motion to proceed with development of a conceptual plan for future use of the former-Naval Armory site. The plan proposed a “planning team” based largely on the organizational structure of the planning teams that developed the two refinement plans in the JWN. The JWN Executive Board specifically identified the development of intergenerational, family-friendly, partially or fully subsidized housing as a priority objective. This was forwarded to the city.

In 2013, the city proposed, despite being prohibited by law,  a unilateral “automatic” rezoning and alteration of both the Metro and Jefferson Far West Refinement Plan to allow development of the site. The neighborhood countered with a proposal for a public process plan to amend the Metro and Jefferson Far West Refinement Plan and seek public input and support for development. The Board at that time opposed any changes outside a public process. Despite direction to staff by the Planning Commission to follow-up, no further action was taken.

In order to confirm the desire of the membership for this project, the following resolution was introduced at the January 12 General meeting and will be discussed on voted on at the February 9 general meeting. If approved, an initial draft of the Process and Charter for member discussion no later than the April 13, 2021. A final plan will be presented to and voted on by the general membership.

DRAFT

Jefferson Westside Neighbors

Proposed Resolution

For consideration at the February 9, 2021 JWN General Meeting

Whereas the highest and best use of the old Naval Reserve site (the “Site”) on W. 13th Ave. (Tax Map-Lot: 17043642-10400), consistent with the Envision Eugene “Affordable Housing,” “Climate & Resiliency” and “Neighborhood Livability” Pillars, would be for housing that is affordable, safe, and appealing to lower-income families and seniors.

Be it therefore resolved:

The Jefferson Westside Neighbors (the “JWN”) Executive Board (the “Board”) is directed to do the following:

  1. The Chair shall immediately provide the Mayor, City Council and City Manager a copy of this resolution; and
  2. The Board shall engage JWN members to develop a recommended Process and Charter for amending the Jefferson/Far West Refinement Plan to designate the Site for the purpose of partially or fully subsidized, permanent housing that embodies the following characteristics:
    1. At least 50% of the dwellings are “family-friendly” (aka “child-friendly”), incorporating features specific to the safety, comfort, and healthy development of young children; and
    2. At least 10% of the dwellings support “multigenerational” housing, incorporating features specific to the safety and comfort of individuals, particularly seniors, who volunteer to participate in activities to support families in the housing community; and
    3. Is designed to facilitate safe conditions for:
      1. occupancy by the residents of the multi-household development, and
      2. on-site services by social and medical providers, and
  • activities by members of the housing community, particularly under conditions such as those created by Covid-19; and
  1. Supports sustainable practices in the construction and operation of the facility and by the daily practices of the residents.
  1. The Board shall produce and present to the JWN members an initial draft of the Process and Charter no later than the April 13, 2021.
  2. The Board shall advocate in favor of this proposed use of the Site to City officials and community organizations.

Deep Background: Initial Proposal from 2012/13

This is the original documentation from the first attempt.

Jefferson Westside Neighbors

A City-Chartered Neighborhood Association www.jwneugene.org

August 26, 2013

Eugene Mayor and City Council

125 E. 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor

Eugene, OR 97401

 

Dear Mayor Piercy and Councilors:

I recently received the following e-mail from a Planning Division staff member:

From: Heather.MODonnell@ci.eugene.or.us

To: Chair@jwneugene.org>

Subject: former naval reserve site

Hello Mr. Heider,

As the chair of Jefferson Westside Neighbors, I wanted to let you know about some up-coming focus on the former Naval Reserve site on 13th. As you may know, this site was identified in the Envision Eugene March 2012 recommendation document as a site to re-designate the Metro Plan designation from Government & Education to Medium Density Residential. The city owns the site and is interested in working with an affordable housing developer in the future, and this site was also identified as a potential opportunity site for housing through the neighborhood’s opportunity siting analysis. The Metro Plan re-designation would also include an automatic redesignation of the site in the Jefferson Far West Refinement Plan as well as rezoning the site from PL Public Land to R-2 Medium Density Residential. City staff are working on finalizing the analysis of all the sites that will be re-designated to help accommodate more jobs and homes inside the UGB, which could mean a public hearing to consider re-designation/rezoning being held as early as mid-September.

Just wanted to let you know before the formal process starts and see if you have any questions or need any additional information. Thank you for your time,

Heather O’Donnell

Associate Planner | City of Eugene Planning

In response, I’m writing you because the issues raised in this e-mail go well beyond the Jefferson Westside Neighbors and the disposition of the former Naval Reserve site; and

these issues should be addressed by our elected officials, not just by staff.

First let me affirm that the JWN members and Executive Board have made clear, well before any staff action, that we support and hope for a “best outcome” for this site that accomplishes the following objectives:

  1. Results in development that is a positive contribution to the livability and diversity of the JWN.
  2. Demonstrates a “model” process for community-driven planning that furthers neighborhood and Eugene goals.
  3. Models a successful “opportunity siting” process that results in medium- or high-density residential development, based on neighborhood community values.
  4. Supports affordable housing (including subsidized housing) that is attractive to families.

The JWN Executive Board has considered the future of this site and, consistent with Statewide Planning Goal One and the Envision Eugene “Neighborhood Livability” pillar, we firmly believe a community-based process to amend the Jefferson/Far West Refinement Plan designation and policies applicable to this site is the appropriate way to plan future development that meets the objectives stated above.

This particular site has enormous potential for demonstrating the best of planning processes that genuinely involve the community’s stakeholders, including the surrounding residents of apartments and single-family homes; the students, parents and faculty of Caesar Chavez Elementary School; members of the nearby Faith Center and Unitarian Universalist congregations; and proprietors of nearby businesses.

If conducted properly, the planning process for this site can provide an example to other Eugene neighborhoods that the implementation of Envision Eugene, particularly plans to increase density, will be based on robust and meaningful involvement of the neighborhood organization and affected residents, community organizations and businesses.

*  *  *  *  *

To provide background on this issue, I requested former JWN Chair, Paul Conte, to provide a concise review of some of the history regarding planning for this site. His review is attached for your consideration.

JWN Executive Board’s Prior Direction

On January 17, 2012, the JWN Executive Board unanimously approved a motion to proceed with development of a conceptual plan for future use of the Naval Reserve site, as described in the attached document. This plan proposes a “planning team” based largely on the organizational structure of the planning teams that developed the two refinement plans in the JWN. The JWN Executive Board specifically identified the development of intergenerational, family-friendly, partially- or fully-subsidized housing as a priority objective.

JWN Executive Board’s Position

After due consideration, the JWN Executive Board approved the following motion at its August 20, 2013 meeting:

“The Jefferson Westside Neighbors Executive Board supports initiation of a communitybased process to recommend amendments to the Jefferson/Far West Refinement Plan designation and polices applicable to the former Naval Reserve site on West 13th Avenue.

The Executive Board reaffirms its prior direction that development of intergenerational, family-friendly, partially- or fully-subsidized housing be a priority objective.

The Executive Board firmly opposes any redesignation of the site without a community-based process to recommend plan amendments consistent with the values of the neighborhood community.”

Proposed Next Steps

On behalf of the JWN members I am respectfully requesting that City Council ask the City Manager to have Planning Division staff coordinate with the JWN Executive Board on a process to produce a recommendation for amendments to the Jefferson/Far West Refinement Plan regarding the former Naval Reserve site.

This request is consistent with the responsibility that the NORP assigns to neighborhood organizations for developing proposals for neighborhood plans. Section 2(a) states:

“With the assistance of professional staff, subject to their availability, the neighborhood organization may develop neighborhood plans and proposals with respect to land use, zoning, parks, open space and recreation, annexation, housing, community facilities, transportation and traffic, public safety, sanitation, and other activities and public services which affect their neighborhoods. “

The JWN Executive Board appreciates that City staff may not be available to serve as the lead professional staff on this project because of their current workload; so the board is prepared to engage a certified professional planner to assist community members in producing a recommendation and draft findings to be presented to the Planning Commission for their subsequent review and recommendation to City Council.

We’re prepared to kick off the process with our JWN General Meeting on September 10 and to produce a recommendation without undue delay.

I’m also respectfully requesting that that the City not proceed with redesignating or rezoning the former Naval Reserve site until there has been an adequate community process that involves the JWN organization.

Thank you for your consideration.

Respectfully,

Stephen Heider, Chair

Jefferson Westside Neighbors Chair@jwneugene.org

CC:     Jon Ruiz, City Manager

Eugene Planning Commission

Carolyn Burke, Interim Planning Director

 

Permanent Supportive Housing at Lane Events Center

Homes for Good is building Build Permanent Supportive Housing at Lane Events Center (Tyler and 13th)

We will be drafting a “good neighbor” agreement with Homes for Good and the management company, stay tuned for updates.


[Updated January 19, 2021] Site preparation has begun!


[updated August 6] Latest Renderings for the Site (no colors chosen yet).


Updated March 17, 2020

Homes for Good (Lane County Housing Authority) is moving forward on the construction of a 16-unit permanent supportive housing (PSH) complex dedicated to single-parent families at the corner of 13th and Tyler on Lane Event Center property (where the Conestoga huts were approved). The expedited timeline was to take advantage of available time-sensitive grants.The JWN is working with Homes for Good on community outreach.

We have expressed concerns over preserving existing street trees and screening foliage, making sure there is guest parking, and possibly including street parking on 13th.

Stay tuned here for more information.

To make comments, suggestions, or ask questions, contact us. Please make sure to refer to plans by their letter designation.

Current Site Conditions

Here are some Examples of Existing Facilities

Please note that the proposed project will be two story, these are to get stylistic idea of the architects work. Also, keep in mind that the zoning rules at the the 13th and Tyler location are also different.

Proposed Site Draft Site Plan Options

 

These are different configurations for city of Eugene review.