Eugene officials approve the first Safe Sleep sites, more expected after summer recess
- Eugene authorities have authorized the city’s first two Safe Sleep locations, which will open in the coming months. In a vote held Wednesday, city councilors approved the designation of an undeveloped neighborhood park as a Safe Tent site, as well as a property owned by the Lane Transit District as a safe tent and parking site. The facilities are the first to be approved since the concept to establish Safe Sleep sites was originally discussed in April by government authorities. Individuals who are facing homelessness will be able to lawfully camp or park their vehicles at the locations. The two locations are expected to house between 70 and 80 people who are without shelter and will be able to sleep in a tent, a car, or a hut, according to the staff. The city anticipates the locations to be ready for usage by the end of August, spokeswoman Laura Hammond said in an email following the decision. Garfield Street is located between West Second Avenue and the train lines
- The tent and parking lot are around 5 acres in size and are owned by Lane Transit District. Matt Rodrigues, the city’s interim public works director, stated that city staff is working with LTD to narrow down a site design for the development site. According to Assistant City Manager Kristie Hammitt, the location will provide a secure sleeping environment for between 50 and 60 persons. According to Rodrigues, the team in charge of developing the sites has found a possible operator for the location. In addition, the City of Eugene is looking for opinion on prospective ‘Safe Sleep Sites’ for persons who have nowhere to go at night. According to him, the site’s services will cost around $530,000 each year. Other sites authorized on Wednesday include Chase Commons, a potential community park site of 4 acres in size at the junction of Commons Drive and South Garden Way that is currently undeveloped. It is anticipated that the site will include 20 Conestoga huts, according to Rodrigues, and that the property’s operation will cost around $50,000 per year. More:When someone dies while homeless in Oregon, a medical examiner’s note will be required. According to a staff document, each site will be equipped with facilities such as portable bathrooms, hand-washing stations, garbage containers, fences, drinkable water, and solar charging stations. The email goes on to say that Safe Sleep locations would be governed by regulations and community agreements. Operating organizations contracted by the city will be in charge of enforcing the rules, with plans calling for personnel on a daily and nightly basis. It is stated in a memo to the council that “the new sites are meant to provide secure, sanctioned venues for persons who are unsheltered and to assist them in stabilizing their lives.” Each site’s development is also guided by feedback from the local community. Rodrigues stated that staff has previously conducted outreach to neighbors in both locations, but that they will do more more now that the places have been approved for usage as Safe Sleep sites. Councilors voiced dissatisfaction with the slow pace of development at the locations. “I’m really feeling a sense of urgency, and I’m challenged by the fact that we only have two sites that are being brought back,” said Councilor Claire Syrett. “I’m really feeling a sense of urgency,” she said. Councilor Matt Keating believes that moving at a slower pace may have some advantages. He described the approval of the two sites as a step in the right direction, and he said that beginning small will allow the city to determine what works and what doesn’t before authorizing other locations. More:Counties in Oregon utilized COVID-19 monies to assist the homeless and to coordinate public health responses. Several other sites, according to Hammitt, are on the verge of being ready for a vote by the city council, but “weren’t quite ready for that next step” for a variety of reasons. Despite the fact that “we have a whole suite of sites that we continue to look at,” she wants to make certain that “we are continuing to advance those that are ready to move ahead.” More sites will be available for action by the council following the summer holiday, according to Hammitt’s expectations. If there are sites ready for action before the council returns in early September, Syrett and other councilors have recommended having emergency sessions during the recess, which begins on July 29 and will last for two weeks. Members of the City Council also unanimously approved a proposal to extend a medical respite site at The Hub, a St. Vincent de Paul clinic that provides basic physical and mental health care with the assistance of Willamette Family, Inc. The vote provides the green light to St. Vincent de Paul to build more pallet shelters for PeaceHealth patients who are experiencing homelessness and require a safe place to recuperate after being discharged from hospitals and emergency departments. Read more:*For subscribers*Pallets guarantee that PeaceHealth hospital patients who have nowhere else to go can find a place to recover and recover. In addition to the pallet shelters, Hammitt stated that Lane County is giving the extra pallet shelters. For further information, contact Megan Banta at [email protected], who works as a local government watchdog. Follow her on Twitter at @MeganBanta 1 and on Facebook.
A look at Eugene’s first Safe Sleep site, which opened Monday and could be nearly full by Wednesday
On Garfield Street, what was formerly a large field and concrete parking lot has now been transformed into Eugene’s first Safe Sleep site. Since the spring, the city has been working to develop the property, which is one of five that have been authorized so far, as well as others. Safe Sleep Sites are places where individuals can lawfully remain while still having access to services and other amenities. They are owned or leased by the city, and they will be operated by social service agencies.
Vincent de Paul of Lane County, which is in charge of it.
All of this, he explained, is “another step in the road that we are on in terms of how to deal with a chronic societal problem.” According to Regan Watjus, a policy analyst for the city’s homelessness program, local authorities and the general public have been keen to see Safe Sleep locations open for usage.
“This is the tangible representation of the work.
Our excitement is centered on the stability it will offer to the community.
Watjus added that his team is “working really hard to get things up as quickly as feasible.” The sites are only permitted to operate until May 2023, after which they will need to be re-approved in order to continue functioning.
‘Full-ish’ by Wednesday
In the neighborhood of Garfield Street, the land is sandwiched by parking lots and industrial buildings. North of it is a parking lot for Lane Transit District’s RideSource buses, east of it is Garfield Street, south of it is Union Pacific railroads and a huge warehouse, and west of it is Arcimoto, which is a manufacturing facility. Previous coverage included: Customers in Eugene are getting their hands on Arcimoto electric vehicles, which were developed locally. It has been leveled and striped to allow for the parking of up to 55 automobiles, and there is fence around the whole perimeter of the land.
According to Roxann O’Brien, director of homeless and emergency services at St.
She claims that almost all of the individuals or families who are bringing an RV onto the site also have another car, and everyone will be assigned a secondary spot for the time being, even if they do not have a second vehicle.
O’Brien expects the Safe Sleep location to be “almost” completely packed by Wednesday. According to her, there are currently four persons on a waiting list.
Amenities, community space
Residents of the property will have access to a variety of facilities. According to Watjus, garbage collection, portable bathrooms, and handwashing stations will be available. While the city hopes that as many people as possible would use the portable facilities, she pointed out that there is a dump station on Garfield Street and that there will be portable wastewater tanks available. Once the structures are in place, the concrete pads on the site will function as common areas for the residents.
They might also serve as a meeting space for individuals to interact with service providers.
Kelly McIver, who coordinates communications for the city’s unhoused response, said the common areas would also serve as a place where individuals can meet one another and begin to form social networks.
“It’s just human nature to want to be connected to other people as a source of stability,” she explained.
‘Low barrier’ with signed guest agreement
According to Watjus, the location has a low barrier to entry, but there will be laws in place to ensure health and safety. During the screening process, she explained, people will be required to sign a guest agreement. Some of the fundamentals will be agreed upon, such as agreeing not to be aggressive or threaten others, not to conduct any crimes, and not to own firearms, according to her. McDonald explained that, in addition to the physical boundary of the fence, the site would be generally arranged and will have restrictions, as well.
Vincent de Paul would be on site throughout the clock.
In addition, people will be permitted to store four things outside their car (for example, a grill, two chairs, and a cooler), according to O’Brien.
‘There will be success stories’
The major purpose of the Garfield Street Safe Sleep site, as well as the other Safe Sleep sites, according to Watjus, is to provide them with a safe location where they may rest their heads. According to her, officials have learned the need of stability at other alternative shelter places, such as rest stations. As she put it, “having a steady place to stay provides you with a foundation.” Some people may find that the site is the only source of stability they can find, according to McDonald, but there will be others who will be able to utilize it to lay a foundation and move on.
He claims that there is no one best suited to assist individuals out of homelessness because there are several impediments to people obtaining secure homes on their own, as he explains.
McDonald stated that there is a “systemic social failing in terms of how we deal with vulnerable groups,” and that everyone must work together to address the problem with empathy and compassion. A community, he asserted, is required to cope with a societal crisis of this magnitude.
According to Watjus, the city learnt valuable lessons that will be applied to the other Safe Sleep facilities that are being prepared for usage. More information may be found at: Officials in Eugene have approved three additional Safe Sleep locations, the first of which may open as soon as Monday. So far, authorities have given their approval to the following four:
- Chase Commons, a neighborhood park on the northeast side of Eugene that has the potential to accommodate up to 20 Conestoga huts
- In addition, there is a 3.3-acre site at 2243 Roosevelt Blvd. owned by SquareOne Villages, which has the potential to grow from six pallet shelters to 40 total sleeping units. There will be a mix of cars and tiny shelters at EveryOne Village, which is a 3.55-acre site just north of the Dani-Janisse crossroads, according to the city’s planning department. A second facility on Garfield Avenue, just south of the one that opened on Monday, is under construction. An approximately 27,300 square-foot facility that can accommodate up to 90 tent spaces as well as an area outdoors that might be used for Conestoga huts, Pallet shelters, or cars is located at 410 Garfield St.
- Watjus added that staff members are working hard to have those ready for usage as soon as feasible. The city is prioritizing the relocation of residents from temporary, city-approved sites in Washington-Jefferson Park and the junction of West 13th Avenue and Chambers Street once each site is ready for use, she explained. For further information, contact Megan Banta at [email protected], who works as a local government watchdog. Follow her on Twitter at @MeganBanta 1 and on Facebook.
Temporary Urban Camping
Because of the unabated negative affects on the environment, neighbors, and park usage, there are several spots in Eugene’s parks and natural areas that are not suitable for camping at any scale.
Where camping is not allowed in the parks system
- All parks classified as neighborhood parks (for more information, see Parks and Natural Areas)
- All parks designated as community parks (for more information, see Parks and Natural Areas)
- Riparian regions, such as those along the Willamette River and Amazon Creek, are particularly important. Wetlands such as the Delta Ponds and the West Eugene Wetlands are examples of this. Natural regions that are sensitive, such as the Whilamut Natural Area
- The City’s vegetated stormwater facilities, which are intended to filter and purify stormwater
- And The property is within 300 feet of a playground, a sports court, a park shelter, a picnic shelter, as well as a City of Eugene Rest Stop and Website location
- There is private property within 50 feet of the location.
How we respond
Staff will offer a 72-hour notice and will return to the location no sooner than 72 hours after the warning to clean the site unless:
- In the event of an extraordinary situation, such as a suspected site contamination by hazardous materials, a public health emergency, or any other imminent threat to human life or safety, illegal actions other than camping may take place.
COVID-19 public health criteria for temporary camping in parks
A temporary camp must satisfy the following requirements if it is to be located outside of regions where camping is not permitted:
- The following physical distance requirements are followed at the camp site to promote public health and safety:
- Each person in the camper’s pod has their own tent, which is 12 feet away from the others. The camp site is barely more than a 12′ by 12′ patch of land
- The facilities are basic. It is reasonable for the general public to keep a six-foot gap between the person camping and their property at all times.
- Camp is limited to six tents per 150’x150′ space
- Each tent must be at least six feet in height. Public access to sidewalks, walkways and transport stations, as well as bathrooms and building entrances is maintained by Camp
- Every effort is made to keep the camp clean and healthy, with no considerable rubbish or debris. Camp is safe, and there is no sign of visible drug use: uncapped, used hypodermic needles or other paraphernalia that might pose a health concern to other members of the community are not tolerated
- There have been no verified reports of criminal activity filed with the Eugene Police Department. The camp site is not having a detrimental influence on the properties near to the park.
- Blocking walkways, making excessive noise, having violent pets, engaging in threatening conduct, and defecating in public are all examples of public indecency.
- The camp site does not have a detrimental impact on the adjacent economic activity.
- Blocking walkways, making excessive noise, having violent pets, engaging in threatening conduct, and defecating in public are all examples of public indecency.
- The camp site is not causing any damage to the environment. The camp site does not cause damage to or interfere with the maintenance of park infrastructure.
How we respond in Parks
Parks workers are no longer utilizing 48- or 24-hour posts as a result of the enactment of House Bill 3124. People must be given a 72-hour notice before they may be requested to relocate, according to the new legislation. In regions where camping is temporarily being permitted in parks and campers are not fulfilling stay in place standards, personnel offer a 72-hour notice that includes information about what has to be fixed in order to remain in place. It is our policy not to take action on postings when the National Weather Service forecasts freezing temperatures, accumulating snow or other frozen precipitation within 48 hours of a posted closing or cleaning.
New Oregon Department of Transportation Rules
The Parks and Open Space Division is responsible for the maintenance of many places controlled by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), including Washington Jefferson Park. Despite the fact that this park was constructed on ODOT property, Parks has treated it as if it were any other park in the system for decades. As a result of the developing encampment on the property at 1st and Jefferson and 1st and Washington in the autumn of 2020, we will be reviewing our rules and intergovernmental agreements in the coming months.
Currently, all park laws and practices apply to areas such as Washington Jefferson Park, which Parks rents from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
In certain areas, the City must adhere to ODOT’s camp posting standards, which stipulate that personal possessions must be removed from the site no sooner than 10 days and no later than 19 days after the site is designated for cleanup.
How to Report Concerns
A number of locations held by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), such as Washington Jefferson Park, are under the care of the Parks and Open Space Division. For decades, despite the fact that this park was constructed on ODOT property, Parks has treated it as if it were any other park in the system. We will be reviewing our rules and intergovernmental agreements in the autumn of 2020 as a result of the expanding encampment at 1st and Jefferson, as well as 1st and Washington. In particular, because of differences in the ways in which ODOT and the City approach camping offenses, the City collaborated with ODOT over a period of many weeks to update our earlier agreement in order to administer the area in a manner that is consistent with their jurisdictional requirements.
If the City chooses to use these places, it must adhere to ODOT’s camp posting regulations, which stipulate that possessions must be removed no sooner than 10 days and no later than 19 days after the site is designated for cleanup.
It is possible to complete cleaning within 24 hours under some circumstances, but they are reserved for the most serious of circumstances.
Criminalized In a Pandemic
During a global epidemic and a wet winter, unhoused individuals are limited in their options for where to go. Additionally, the city of Eugene’s regular sweeping out of camps and issuing of citations hasn’t helped matters. After receiving months of negative feedback regarding the way the city of Eugene dealt with homelessness during COVID-19, the city modified its regulations to allow for some forms of urban camping. However, a rising coalition of supporters believes that this is insufficient.
According to the city, the most recent change to the camping regulations took place in December 2020.
Individuals are not permitted to camp in wetlands, some natural areas, or within the city’s stormwater management infrastructure.
While the Stop Death on the Streets coalition and other organizations, such as Community Alliance of Lane County, are urging the city to halt all sweeps while also providing basic sanitation services to all camps, such as dumpsters and restrooms, they are also urging the city to clearly define the areas where people are permitted to camp.
- He claims that he was homeless in Eugene in the 1990s, which inspired him to aid others who are experiencing homelessness now.
- According to Mitchell, “the campers are now being evicted by EPD on behalf of the railroad business.” Located between Roosevelt Boulevard and Bethel Drive, the camp offers a variety of activities.
- When Eugene police arrived to dismantle the camp, they stumbled upon Gigi along the railroad lines, where she was attempting to locate her cat, according to Mitchell.
- Mitchell assisted Gigi in loading her belongings onto a vehicle and transporting them to their new campsite, which was close to many other campsites and a portable toilet.
- According to him, no place for Gigi to stay was provided by the municipality.
- His examples include the utilization of the Lane County fairgrounds for Holiday Farm Fire victims and others who were unable to find shelter due to the smoke, and the city’s eligibility for COVID-19 emergency assistance.
- “It definitely feels like lip service,” Mitchell expresses his displeasure.
It’s the Eugene model, which is the only one I’ve seen so far.” “The decision to adjust the enforcement process and camping rules is in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Health Authority, and Lane County Public Health,” says Eugene Public Affairs Manager Brian Richardson in an email, adding that the city has been collaborating with Lane County throughout the pandemic.
- “We’ve continued to adapt to the ever-changing environment,” Richardson explains.
- According to the city, “there are some spots in the city’s parks, natural areas, and rights of way that are not appropriate for camping of any kind.” When it comes to cleanliness, Richardson adds that the city will continue to offer bathrooms and hand washing stations around the city.
- According to him, “By establishing these criteria, we seek to ensure that those who are camping are in compliance and have shelter in place.” He subsequently adds that the city would continue to enhance its system and procedures.
- Mitchell claims that there is one on 5th Avenue that has gotten a complaint, but they have not yet received the city’s 24-hour warning to vacate the premises, Mitchell claims.
- Eric Jackson, an outspoken homeless advocate, was just slated to complete his term at the Springfield Correctional Facility for a trespass crime that occurred in 2019.
- Kate Brown and local city authorities, claiming that he would suffer significant health consequences if he were to get COVID-19.
So yet, his plea has not been granted. Asked about his thoughts on the community’s response to homelessness, Mitchell answers, “They can step up, they can be better.” “People, including those who are homeless, require a safe haven to call home.” The information in this story has been updated.
List of tent cities in the United States – Wikipedia
According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Navigate to the next page Jump to the search results In the United States, there are a number of notabletent cities can be found. A tent city is an encampment or housing complex that is constructed entirely of tents or other temporary buildings.
Portland, Oregon’s Dignity Village is located on a side street. In Portland, Oregon, there was a camp called Right 2 Dream Too.
- Skid River encampment in Anaheim, California
- 3rd Avenue and Ingra Street encampment in Anchorage, Alaska
- Seabreeze, on and off settlement at People’s Park in Berkeley, California
- Anchorage, Alaska: 3rd Avenue and Ingra Street encampment
- Chinook Creek in Chico, California
- Opportunity Village and Westmoreland Park in Eugene, Oregon
- Devil’s Playground in Eureka, California
- New Jack City in Fresno, California
- Village of Hope and Community of Hope in Fresno
- New Jack City in Chico, California
- Village of Hope and Community of Hope in Fresno, California Hawaii: Pu’uhonua o WaianaeinWaianae (Pu’uhonua of WaianaeinWaianae)
- Las Vegas, Nevada: Tent communities are common in Downtown, particularly on G Street. A new one will be built near the Interstate 405 and 710 freeways in Long Beach, California, as of April 2021. During a homeless encampment near the present-day one around 405 in September 2008, five persons were shot to death in what is considered to be one of the bloodiest incidents of violence against the homeless community on record. Two gang members were convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release in 2018. One victim was slain as a result of a drug argument, while the other four were killed as a result of their presence at the scene of the crime. Many encampments may be found across Los Angeles and the surrounding area, with the majority of them concentrated in Downtown Los Angeles, the Fashion District, Hollywood, Skid Row, Venice Beach, and Westlake. An estimated 40,000 homeless people dwell in Los Angeles, with a total population of up to 70,000 throughout the entire county. Efforts to clean away the homeless encampments on Venice Beach began in late July 2021, with some tents and property belonging to homeless inhabitants still in the process of being removed. The signing of a law by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to criminalize homeless sleeping and taking up shelter in specified sections of the city sparked riots and demonstrations at his residence, with 50 demonstrators demonstrating outside his home and a rock being hurled at his residence.
Because of the forthcoming Super Bowl 2022, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood was the focus of interest in January 2022 for sweepstakes.
- National City, California
- Novato, California: Lee Gerner Park
- Oakland, California: 77th Avenue encampment, Fruitvale Home Depot encampment, The Village
- Sacramento, California: 77th Avenue encampment, Fruitvale Home Depot encampment, The Village
- Camp Quixote in Olympia, Washington
- Temporary Homeless Service Area (THSA) in Ontario, California
- Oceanside, California: South Ocean Blvd. encampment, Roymar Road, which was subsequently covered with rocks in May 2021
- Oceanside, California: South Ocean Blvd. encampment, Roymar Road Petaluma, California: The Petaluma Riverencampment had a peak population of roughly 300 inhabitants and may still have a presence
- Tent cities may be found in Salinas’ historic Chinatown and in Portland, Oregon’s Dignity Village and Right 2 Dream Too
- Rohnert Park, California’s Roberts Lake encampment
- And San Francisco’s 8,000 sheltered and/or homeless population, accounting for one percent of the city’s total population. There have been reports of homeless encampments spouted and are increasingly prevalent in the neighborhoods of SoMa and Tenderloin, as well as in front of San Francisco City Hall and other locations across the city. The Jungle in San Jose, California, was at one point one of the largest homeless encampments in the United States, prior to a boom in the use of homeless tents around North America in the late 2010s and early 2011s. In 2013, it had a total of 175 employees. Other encampments in San Jose include the one on Berryessa and McKee, which can be seen from space, and there are several homeless camps in San Diego as well. Three homeless men were killed and six others were injured when a truck ploughed into an encampment in Downtown San Diego in March 2021
- Santa Barbara, California: There are three tent cities inIsla Vista, California, which is technically separate from Santa Barbara
- Santa Cruz, California: There are approximately 1,200 to 1,700 homeless people in Santa Cruz, accounting for 3.5 percent of the city
- Many have lived or are currently living inRoss Camp (200 people)
- And other cities.
In August 2020, a homeless tent city will be established in Fremont Park in Santa Rosa, California.
- One encampment with four or more tents/structures is located between a church and a small retail center on the southwest corner of Sebastopol Road and South Wright Road in Santa Rosa, California, according to the city’s website. In addition to a permanent settlement on 4th Street in front of the Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant parking lot, there was sporadic activity on Morgan Street and Industrial Drive. Doyle Community Park and Fremont Park are both excellent options. Joe Rodota Trail and Homeless Hill are either no longer in use or have very sporadic habitation. A few examples include the following: Sacramento, California: American River encampment, CHAZ, The Jungle, Nickelsville, Tent City 3, and Tent City 4
- Woodinville, Washington: Camp Unity Eastside
- Vallejo, California: Wilson Avenue and Sacramento Street
- Ventura, California: River Haven
- And other locations.
Mountain and Midwest states
- Camp Take Notice, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Colorado River: The Point, where the Gunnison River and the Colorado River meet
- Chicago: Tent City, Uptown Tent City
- Lake Michigan: The Point, Lake Michigan
- Lake Superior: The Point, Lake Superior
- Lake Denver has a large number of homeless encampments that have been or still exist in the same locations, including those inRiNo, as well as one that will close there in November 2020, among other things. Woodstock West was one of them. There are homeless encampments in Detroit’s Hart Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Saint Mary’s River, Indianapolis’ downtown Indianapolis area, Bernalillo County, New Mexico’s Camp Hope, and Las Cruces, New Mexico’s Camp Hope
- Minneapolis, Minnesota’s 2020 Minneapolis homeless encampment on park property
- Ogden, Utah
- Salt Lake City, Utah’s 600 West, and Pioneer Park have homeless encampments
- And other cities. Detroit has one homeless encampment in Hart
- Homeless camping will be prohibited in Asheville, North Carolina, Atlanta’s “The Hill,” Buckhead, and Austin, Texas beginning in April 2021. As of May, there are many homeless camps in Austin, including one on Lady Bird Trail. A ballot initiative that was adopted by voters in May 2021 resulted in the reinstatement of the camping prohibition. In addition to Downtown Austin and the region around the University of Texascampus, the ban also applies to Tent City in Fayette County, Tennessee, Greenville, South Carolina, and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Tent City in Phoenix, Arizona. A substantial tent city existed in Downtown from March 2021 to March 2021, when it was dispersed. The cities of Jacksonville, Texas (Avenue A and 13th Street encampment)
- Norfolk, Virginia
- St. Louis, Missouri (a camp in a park near downtown that was cleared in January 2021, and homeless camps still exist in the Saint Louis area)
- Pensacola, Florida
- Tampa, Florida
- And others may have smaller homeless tent cities or tents.
- Cassandra Massey and Cassin Boston, Massachusetts: As of early September 2021, a tent city in theMelnea Cass Boulevardarea, which is informally nicknamed ” Methadone Mile,” had grown from a “dozen in a matter of weeks” to over 100 residents from a “dozen in a matter of weeks.” Burlington, Vermont
- Camden, New Jersey:Transition Park,Camden, New Jersey
- Hartford, Connecticut:Downtown Hartford
- Tent City (100+ According to a 2020NBC article, they were reported in Chelsea, Manhattan, and Bushwick, Brooklyn, among other places. During the summer of 2020, the three other boroughs denounced them to the authorities. Tent city in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A woman was shielding her companion near a tent city when a homeless guy grew upset after assuming that the two had gotten too close to his tent and made him feel uncomfortable. He then stabbed the woman, 40, to death, despite the fact that she was neither a resident of the tent city or considered to be homeless. Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Scotts Township
- Portland, Maine’s Presley Street
- Washington, D.C.’s underpasses on L and M streets
- And other locations.
- Property owned by St. Vincent de Paul, located on Fourth Avenue North in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
- Tents have been disassembled and waste has been collected from a huge Anchorage homeless camp, according to a report published on September 11th, 2018. The Anchorage Daily News published an article on May 12, 2020, titled 19 October 2020
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- “Detroit to remove homeless encampment in Hart Plaza to make way for renovations”
- Neumeyer, Jeff (February 5, 2020). On March 8, 2021, the following headlines appeared: “Homeless camp sites spring up in Fort Wayne, posing a difficulty for city police”
- “Homeless camp attracts attention downtown when a fence is erected.” Miller and Cole are two of the most well-known names in the world of sports. Miller and Cole are two of the most well-known names in the world of sports (8 April 2015). Retrieved on April 23, 2018 from krqe.com: “Fifth ‘Tent City’ sprouts up beyond city borders.” “Hope Village Las Cruces” is a non-profit organization. Hope Village is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. retrieved on April 23, 2018
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- Susan Du is the author of this article (2021-02-05). “The Minneapolis Park Board has terminated camping permits and has asked other organizations to take the lead in addressing homelessness.” The Star Tribune (in English)
- “Utah’s homeless camps have been wiped away, according to reports. People who are without a place to live say they are unsure where they will go next “. It is published by the Salt Lake Tribune. Jamie Kennedy Kennedy, Jamie (August 4, 2021). In Altanta’s largest homeless camp, just close to Buckhead, there is a “city inside a city.” Autullo, Ryan (CBS46
- Autullo) (May 1, 2021). “Austin voters have decided to reinstate the prohibition on homeless camping.” The Austin American-Statesman is a newspaper in Austin, Texas. retrieved on May 13th, 2021
- “Inside Tent City, the organized homeless community beneath a Greenville bridge”.
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- Murphy, Ryan. “Homelessness in Norfolk has doubled during the pandemic.” Norfolk Online. Retrieved 2016-09-14. The city is experimenting with a new strategy “. “Saint Louis clears homeless camp from downtown”, fox2now.com/, 3 May 2020
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- “Tampa establishes a tent city to allow the homeless to remain in their current location,” according to the company Tampa Publishing. Florida’s Tampa Bay Times
- Drew and Karedes are two of the most talented musicians in the world (September 3, 2021). Communities leaders are concerned about the 100+ tents placed up along Methadone Mile, saying, “‘It’s never been this awful before.” News from Boston 25
- Rebecca Lurye’s name is Lurye. This homeless encampment in the middle of downtown Hartford points to the need for shelter space and affordable homes in the region. courant.com
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- s^ According to residents, the homeless encampment in Queens is expanding. Smith, Byron
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- Alan Feuer and Juliana Kim (July 9, 2020). “Occupy City Hall Faces Difficulties as Homeless People Move In.” The New York Times (New York)
- Ray Villeda is the author of this work (August 14, 2020). Homeless encampments are springing up all across the five boroughs, and the city is fighting them. According to NBC New York, “a lady from New York City was slain near a tent while shielding a friend.” “Suspect arrested in Scott Township stabbing,” according to the New York Daily News. On November 12, 2021, CBS Local broadcasted the story “Shelte for DC homeless amid epidemic.”
- Tent Cities in America, a study by the National Coalition for the Homeless
- A list of tent cities on wikidot.com
- And a list of tent cities on wikipediadot.com.
On the recent sweep of Trainsong camp and criminalization of homelessness
The City of Eugene evicted a large number of unhoused persons who had been camped at the long-standing Trainsong communal camp on Monday. The city’s sweep was carried out on behalf of Portland and Western Track, which owns the railroad and is responsible for maintaining it. Activists had spotted more than 100 camp sites before the authorities issued a warning. In addition to being evicted, a number of unhoused individuals were assessed $790 penalties, which they are unable to pay. I spoke with Ethan Klein, who works as an organizer for the Eugene DSA and was present on the day of the sweep to provide information.
- It is important to him that the campsite be located as far away from the train as possible while yet being on level terrain.
- A cleaning notice was sent to unhoused persons at a camp on 5th Avenue and Almaden/Filmore St., and they were fearful that their camp would be swept, but so far that has not happened.
- Advocates for the unhoused say that while they welcome the clarity on where people are not permitted to camp, they believe that the City does not offer an appropriate list of places where individuals are permitted to camp.
- Among the organizations involved in this increasing alliance of supporters for the unhoused are The Way Home, Black Thistle Street Aid, Community Outreach Through Radical Empowerment (CORE), Stop Deaths On The Streets, Stop the Sweeps, and Stop the Sweeps.
- They are known as Eugene, Springfield-Eugene Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and they are urging the City of Eugene to do the following:
- Numerous unhoused persons who had been camped at the long-standing Trainsong communal camp were removed from their campsite by the City of Eugene last Monday. The city’s sweep was carried out on behalf of Portland and Western Track, which owns the railroad and is responsible for its maintenance. Camp sites were more than 100 in number before the authorities issued a warning. As a result of being evicted, a number of unhoused persons have been assessed $790 penalties, which they are unable to repay. The following conversation took place with Ethan Klein, who works as an organizer for the Eugene DSA and was present to assist on the day of the sweep. As of 8:15 AM, Klein reports that some people were aware of the sweep’s impending arrival, while others were not as aware that it would be taking place. It is important to him that the campsite be situated as far away from the train as possible while remaining on level terrain. Because of the nature of the campsite, Klein asserted that it was not interfering with nearby construction projects. A cleanup notice was sent to unhoused persons at a camp on 5th Avenue and Almaden/Filmore St., and they were concerned that their camp would be swept. However, the cleanup has been diverted so far. After announcing new requirements for camping only a few days prior, the City took these measures. People who advocate for the unhoused say they appreciate the clarity provided by the City on where people are not permitted to camp, but they complain that the City does not offer an appropriate list of places where people are permitted to camp Besides that, they claim that the new laws would lead to an increase in complaints from private property owners and will give them the authority to order sweeps simply because a person feels “negatively affected.” A post from Black Thistle Street Aid (@blackthistle.streetaid) was shared on Twitter recently. Among the organizations involved in this increasing alliance of supporters for the unhoused are The Way Home, Black Thistle Street Aid, Community Outreach Through Radical Empowerment (CORE), Stop Deaths on the Streets, Stop the Sweeps, and Stop the Sweeps. Food Not Bombs, a program of the Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) in Eugene They are known as Eugene, Springfield-Eugene Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and they are urging the City of Eugene to take the following actions:
In addition the groups are calling for systemic changes and investments, including ceasing citations for violations for “quality of life”laws that target unhoused people, created more transparency in the cities resources and spending, and invest in resources to help create long-term access to stable and affordable housing for all.
Beyond evictions and fines the City is treating the unhoused to jail time. Earlier this week the Eric Jackson, a prominent voice among the unhoused, wassentto jail for camping on private property.
Oregon’s New Law to Protect Houseless Campers May Not Change Portland Policy on Sweeps
On Wednesday, the Oregon Senate approved a measure that would enable tents to be pitched on public lands without the possibility of being prosecuted or otherwise penalized. It is now awaiting the signature of Governor Kate Brown. Developed with the support of House Speaker Tina Kotek, House Bill 3115 requires that cities codify ordinances that protect people from fines and fees for camping on public lands if the local government does not provide any other viable alternatives to camping on public land.
- The bill was written in the spirit of Martin v.
- 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that prohibits governments from criminalizing people who live in public places if the local government does not provide enough shelter beds for each homeless person.
- Boiseruling is a case that dealt with the issue of homeless people who live in public places.
- Portland, Oregon, is one of such places.
- Boise, which prohibits the government from taking criminal enforcement actions against people for the act of sleeping outside when there is no other place to go.
- Boiseruling, even if the city is not technically in violation of the decision.
- As a result, the city claims that it is already in line with the Martin v.
- And, while Kotek may prefer for communities to adhere to a broader moral framework behind the court verdict, her bill does not require them to follow such framework.
- Consequently, the most likely conclusion is that the city of Portland will be able to continue to clear homeless camps off of public property so long as it does not arrest or punish the people who are residing there.
- “What the city has attempted to do is to make this a health and safety issue rather than a punitive one,” says the mayor.
- Specifically, the state of Oregon’s statute said that a city’s rules and practices must be “objectively reasonable” in light of the surrounding circumstances in order to avoid that mistake.
East Portland’s Springwater Corridor May Now Be the Largest Homeless Camp in the United States
In the last six months, the number of tents beside the bike route has increased by orders of magnitude. A garden along the Springwater Corridor contains sunflowers that grow up to six feet tall. (Thacher Schmid, n.d.) ) Many of Portland’s homeless have taken up residence on a nearly two-mile length of bike paths and former wilderness, making it the largest encampment in the Pacific Northwest, and potentially the whole nation, according to some estimates. Despite the fact that the Springwater Corridor has been a focal point of homelessness in East Portland for years, the line of tents along the bike route has increased by orders of magnitude in the last six months.
According to advocates, the Springwater Corridor is home to as many as 500 individuals every night, with the majority of them congregating around a two-mile length of road.
In May, an official count of the Jungle discovered 201 tents and more than 336 individuals living within a two-mile stretch of land.
Before this year, a homeless camp in California’s Silicon Valley held the unenviable distinction of being the country’s largest homeless camp.
[According to advocates, the region of downtown Los Angeles known as Skid Rowhas a far higher number of homeless individuals living outside than any other location in Portland.] Nonetheless, the downtown section of Los Angeles, with its mix of social services and homeless individuals camped out on sidewalks, does not meet the standard criteria of a camp or tent city.
- After a sweep, it is common for just an official number to be available.
- Instead, the city embarked on a months-long investigation to determine what should be done.
- A similar situation exists in Seattle, where officials vowed to scrub the Jungle clean, but ultimately decided against it.
- According to Harris, the question “Outreach to where?” is a common theme throughout the office.
- According to the Portland Police Bureau, there are 141 houses along the Springwater.
- In fact, according to Tony Bernal, Director of Funding and Public Policy at Transition Projects, there might be as many as 500 individuals who rely on the springwater for their survival.
- ‘We don’t give a crap about each other,’ says Crash Anarchy, a Springwater camper who is also a former aerospace steelworker and the self-appointed spokesperson for “The Headquarters,” which is the largest gathering of tents on the property.
“We’ve finally found a place where we can live in peace.” A V For Vendetta mask was worn by Anarchy, one of a disproportionate number of homeless persons who are transgender, when she spoke to Women’s Wear Daily (WW).
Crash Anarchy, 36, is a resident of the Springwater Corridor neighborhood.
Other places have hefty furniture as well as walkways made of bark dust.
Campers have told tales of battling to keep deadly flames under control.
apocalyptic.” Feces is being dumped on the bike route, and people are being aggressive to onlookers, says Tom Alvarado.
Campers have already been relocated eastward during previous sweeps.
People might be relocated to a city-sanctioned, self-governed camp in a safer place in the future, according to Shannon Singleton, executive director of the housing non-profit JOIN, who believes this is a possibility in the future.
“I’m hopeful that we will have a range of options for folks where they can get a safe night’s sleep, but not be tied to it being kind of the traditionalmodel,” she says.
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