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Opportunity Village October 2013
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Opportunity Village October 2013
According to the Community Alliance of Lane County newsletter: The mission of Opportunity Village Eugene is to provide a safe, secure, sanitary village of warm, dry shelters and communal structures for approximately 30 to 45 homeless people. The carefully selected residents will follow strict rules, be self-governing and help build, maintain and operate the village so they can transition to more independent living situations. Fifteen residents now live at Opportunity Village in six Budget Bungalows and seven Conestoga Huts. Three new residents were vetted last week by The Resident Council, which is trying to vet three to five new residents every other week.