Sheltercare of Lane County has received a half million dollars to get mentally ill homeless people into housing. That’s as the Eugene City Council passed a resolution calling for a Housing First model to address homelessness.
The largest mental health facility in Lane County isn’t a hospital. It’s the county’s only nightly shelter for homeless folks. That’s according to Eugene Mission Executive Director Jack Tripp. Earlier this month, he took county leaders on a tour of the mission.
Lane County has completed safety improvements along Row River Road in Cottage Grove where a bike/ pedestrian trail intersects it. Officials held a ribbon cutting Wednesday. KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with Lydia McKinney, Transportation Planning Manager for Lane County.