Boilerplate: Interrupting anti-homeless hate on Nextdoor/social media

Much as the election of Donald Trump sanctioned and encouraged hatred and violence toward immigrants on the national scale, the formation of the business-owners group Eugene Wake Up (which announces in its meeting notices that its meetings are closed to the public and the media) may be legitimizing and encouraging hatred of our unhoused neighbors. […]

Boilerplate response to ill-informed anti-homeless comments on social media

Arguably the best policy, but every so often one cant avoid it. Feel free to plagiarize or adapt the response below as you encounter anti-homeless comments on social media (and/or in real life). This particular comment featured the quaint notion that all a homeless Eugenean would have to do to be housed was to get […]

Poverty at Christmastime

This post is for anyone who still believes the myth most or all people are unhoused because they have drug/alcohol/mental health problems, or they <choose to live that way>. A few posts from the Facebook group Eugene/Springfield Resources, in response to the question <What is one thing you NEED that you cannot afford right now?> […]

Eugene’s innovative transitional + deeply affordable housing

At Tuesdays happy hour, our visiting presidential candidate asked us about OpportUNITY Village and Conestoga huts, two innovative, extremely inexpensive ways of housing folks that were born of brilliant and compassionate minds in our community. We didn’t have all the facts at our fingertips at the time, so did a bit of research. Here is […]