Homelessness
11:26 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Whoville Coalition To Hold Open House

The Whoville coalition will hold an open house Saturday. Its intention is to bring awareness to the urgency of finding a new site for residents. Nathan Showers, known as "Red", is one of Whoville's counselors and managers. He says he hopes the open house will give an inside look into how the establishment operates.

Whoville camp on East Broadway and Hilyard
Whoville camp on East Broadway and Hilyard
Credit Rachael McDonald

Red: "It's just to let everybody come together and see Whoville people and how we interact together in a group and our living situation. So, you can see how well we do get along and coincide together."

As the camp's 30-day reprieve comes to an end, the Eugene City Council now says they won't close down Whoville until they establish an alternative place for occupants to go.

The Whoville open house is Saturday (2/22) afternoon from 1-3 at Whoville, on the corner of East Broadway and Hilyard in Eugene.