- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Eugene’s newest city-authorized homeless camp, which primarily serves women, is set to open next week.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/29buHQy ) the nonprofit Community Supported Shelters will start operating the site Tuesday. The camp has operated unofficially for about a month, and is the nonprofit’s fourth camp in the city.

The director, Erik de Buhr, says the organization has more than 60 people on a waiting list for the new camp.

He says both single women and couples are welcome at the site, but single men will be turned away.

The camp is operating under a city program that allows up to 20 people to sleep overnight at designated areas.

Community Supported Shelters’ three other campsites focus on other populations, including young men, veterans and people with disabilities.

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