Council Discussions

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City Council recently approved two resolutions related to housing and homelessness. In May 2016, they approved Resolution No. 5153, which declares the City of Eugene's commitment to the Housing First approach.

In October 2015, Council approved Resolution No. 5142, acknowledging the current housing and homelessness situation as a crisis and urging state assistance to help address it.

In December 2011, the Eugene City Council adopted a motion asking Mayor Kitty Piercy to form a task force that would develop recommendations to address the needs and impacts of unhoused community members.

Appointed by the Mayor, the 58-member Opportunity Eugene Community Task Force on Homeless Solutions included: City Councilors, community members, representatives from Occupy Eugene, non-profit human services agencies, neighborhood associations, businesses, the health care community, local school districts, the religious community, the Eugene Police Department and the Human Rights Commission.

The full task force met six times before the end of March 2012 and developed a final report and presentation on their findings and recommendations to give to Council.