- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide