County’s test program to pair homeless with property owners
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Officials in a western Oregon county may soon allow homeless individuals or families with vehicles to camp overnight on properties outside Eugene city limits.
The Register-Guard reports Lane County commissioners on Tuesday voted in favor of launching a pilot program to match up to 10 people or families with property owners who are willing to host them outside the city.
Businesses, churches and other entities could also agree to host the person or family under the program.
The parties would enter into a contract outlining the camper’s responsibility to maintain order, and a third-party organization would provide oversight.
Lane County Human Services officials say the program could be launched in the next month after the county chooses a partner organization to oversee the program.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com