Housing Crisis

Warehousing Homeless in Eugene

This might be a refugee camp, at best it’s warehousing the homeless In a landscape of warehouses and factories off Garfield Street, The City of Eugene has opened its new Safe Sleep Site for vehicles and RVs. The newly laid gravel landscape has capacity for 44 vehicles and 80 people. On first look the site…

An Exploration of the Temporary Autonomous Zone: AZ I

“Are we who live in the present, doomed never to experience autonomy, never to stand for one moment on a bit of land ruled only by freedom? Are we reduced either to nostalgia for the past or nostalgia for the future? Must we wait until the entire world is freed of political control before even…

The Unemployed

God, give grace to the unemployed God save our weak, elderly and impotent masses. God, may you keep the power in the hands of the ones you have ordained to lead us. Only you know the lot of us could never be worthy of such great responsibility. God, save our democracy, from being exposed for…

PANDEMIC ON TOP OF PANDEMIC

By: J. Ellis Ask any person living in Eugene what the city’s most dire issue is and chances are they will respond with homelessness. It has been well established that Eugene has the highest rates of homelessness per capita than any other city in the United States, and the City of Eugene has done little…

University of Oregon Expands! Eugene’s Housing Crisis

In 2016, The University of Oregon announced plans to host the Olympic Trials in 2020 and subsequent championships in 2021. Between the two events, our small riverside city expects an influx of over 80,000 transients: roughly half of the city’s overall population. That same year, the Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 1533, which authorized Oregon…

Homelessness in Portland’s Lents Neighborhood

Portland, Oregon has become known around the world as a hipster paradise. The music scene is thriving. You can grab a $9 vegan meal from a food cart on any corner downtown. “Ready for Hillary” signs and “Bernie for President” stickers decorate lawns and Subaru bumpers throughout the neighbourhoods. Portlandia, a popular show starring Fred…