‘Rest stop’ for homeless to move to Eugene Mission property

August, 5, 2016

For the second time in a week, Eugene city officials have announced a new home for a city-sanctioned overnight homeless camp that must move from its current location near Autzen Stadium.

The announcement that the camp will move onto property at the Eugene ­Mission comes less than a week after the city backtracked on an earlier announcement that the camp, known as a rest stop in city parlance, would move to the Santa Clara neighborhood. Residents and businesses near the proposed location had expressed concerns.

City staff said at the time they would review feedback from the neighborhood in considering how best to move forward.

On Thursday, City Manager Jon Ruiz said in a press release that the mission offered to allow the rest stop, operated by the nonprofit group Nightingale Health Sanctuary, to locate on its property on West First Avenue for six months. The move — from behind Lane County Behavioral Health Services on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard — is expected within the next couple of weeks.

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If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.
Leviticus 25:35-36