Tag Archives: homelessness

What’s the biggest problem in Whiteaker?

Homeless and transient population causing mixed feelings in the Whiteaker neighborhood. By: Arturo “Tito” Onesto EUGENE, Ore. – The breweries and restaurants are making Whiteaker a hotspot for residents and visitors alike. The growth of the neighborhood is a great … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Embraces the Good and the Bad

Homelessness is a leading problem in the Whiteaker neighborhood but friends and residents say it’s not just the neighborhood’s problem but rather the entire city. By: Michaela Gilmer EUGENE, Ore.– Homelessness may appear as a problem to some throughout the … Continue reading

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Homelessness Takes Center Stage for Some Whiteaker Residents

Many homeless people in the Eugene area find residence in the Whiteaker neighborhood. By Matt Scotton EUGENE, Ore. — The Whiteaker neighborhood is full of art, food and breweries. However many residents of the Whiteaker neighborhood also feel that homelessness is becoming … Continue reading

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A Place Off The Streets

Flour dust covers everything. Bowls are overflowing with tomato sauce. Plates piled high with pepperonis, olives, and cheeses have been crammed onto two small tables. Clusters of people crowd around the ingredients, attempting to make their ideal pizza. Someone looking … Continue reading

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Downtown residents assure that things are improving

 Local residents and workers of downtown have seen the light at the end of the tunnel By Nikki Wyatt The biggest issues most people think Downtown Eugene faces may not be as prominent as previously thought. Some of the most … Continue reading

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Help for the Homeless in the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood

Residents note that homelessness is an issue within the neighborhood but also praise the efforts that have been made. By Sarah Rough Neighbors and business owners in the Jefferson Westside area consider homelessness an issue throughout the community. Members of … Continue reading

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Poverty and Crime With a Touch of Hope

Locals express their concerns and optimism for downtown Eugene. By Samantha Thom While for many college students downtown is the mecca of bars, dance clubs, and Voodoo Doughnuts, those working and living in the area are feeling uncomfortable and unsafe … Continue reading

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Nomads and Needles: Whiteaker Residents Speak Up

Locals reflect on improvements of the Whiteaker, as well as problems the neighborhood still faces.  By Cari Johnson Kevin Maclean has lived in the Whiteaker neighborhood since 1983. “Back in the early 1990’s there was an open Heroin Market right … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Neighborhood Community Resources

Citizens of the funky and quirky Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene can find a variety of services and business for their every need. From finding a sense of community, maintaining health, and getting an education, we’ve got your Whiteaker hot spots … Continue reading

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Hosea Youth Services helps to stabilize local homeless community

Homeless residents of Lane County are finding refuge and support through the efforts of many at Hosea. By Randi Brown It seems normal—a social young woman surrounded by a group of friends and a boyfriend. Her smile and laughter fill … Continue reading

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