BREAKING NEWS Pac-12 announces cancellation of fall sports Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Point in Time count 'a snapshot of homelessness' in Lane County

On Thursday, about 200 volunteers canvassed Eugene, Springfield, Veneta, Florence, and Cottage Grove to get an accurate picture of homelessness in the area.

Posted: Jan 30, 2020 6:06 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2020 6:08 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- On Thursday, about 200 volunteers canvassed Eugene, Springfield, Veneta, Florence, and Cottage Grove to get an accurate picture of homelessness in the area.

RELATEDHOMELESS COUNT UNDERWAY IN LANE COUNTY

The count is a requirement for counties to receive federal and state funding for services that benefit homeless populations, such as Continuum of Care, a program with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to end homelessness.

In 2019, the point in time count identified more than 2,100 homeless people in Lane County, a 32% increase from the year before, but officials with the county said that does not mean this year is predictable.

"The point in time count is a snapshot of homelessness, and we have other ways to collect data to understand homelessness so we collect data throughout the year to better understand," said Alexandria Deher, the organizer of the point in time count for Lane County.

John Ring has been a guest at the Eugene Mission for more than a year and he said it has been an invaluable resource.

"I don't think there's really any reason to be out on the streets," Ring said. "You have a place to be here and there's shelter."

While the mission does not receive federal funding, it serves people who benefit from that funding.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 21488

Reported Deaths: 357
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah496096
Washington311925
Marion293870
Umatilla230228
Clackamas154940
Malheur80414
Deschutes61110
Lane5903
Jackson4732
Yamhill46713
Lincoln4189
Union3942
Morrow3723
Jefferson3714
Polk31912
Linn28410
Klamath2012
Hood River1930
Wasco1923
Benton1696
Douglas1511
Josephine1152
Columbia970
Coos910
Clatsop850
Crook491
Baker400
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman160
Curry150
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant40
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 84°
Corvallis
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 82°
Roseburg
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 88°
North Bend
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 64°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Most Popular Stories

Community Events