Homelessness & Public safety
Businesses in our community have experienced increased incidents of trespassing, unsanctioned camping, theft, abandoned debris, vandalism, and property damage the past few years. They have also asked for training, support and resources to support unhoused individuals. These two resources were developed by the Business Leaders Task Force with support from the City of Eugene, to provide local businesses with a compiled list of community resources.
Note: These resources are not intended to imply that being homeless makes you a criminal, as we recognize that unhoused individuals are often victims of crimes themselves and it is a small percentage (similar to housed individuals) who are choosing to trespass and commit crimes. However, the resources for responding are often intertwined, and therefore combined within these flyers. Please contact email@example.com if you have any updates.
city club of eugene: homelessness DISCUSSION
"In this program, Eugene Chamber CEO Brittany Quick-Warner, West Eugene Ward 8 City Councilor Randy Groves, and Community Advocate Heather Sielicki will share what they have learned in years of work to quantify our local needs, understand difficult challenges, and identify real solutions that can be successfully operationalized and implemented. Across the United States, a few solutions-oriented communities have succeeded at eliminating homelessness—reaching what is described as “functional zero.” Are the recommendations in this report and the robust engagement of our business community how Eugene gets there?"
If you are interested in joining the business leaders task force, providing funds to help implement strategies to end homelessness, or offering specific technical expertise to help improve our system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.