Posts Categorized: Housing

Serving up help and hope

Poverty takes many forms. It can mean living in your car or in a shelter or on the street, everything you own in a backpack. It can be a paycheck that is not enough to cover your basic needs. It can be a disability check or a Social Security check or SNAP benefits that run out… Read more »

I’ve gotten used to not having food

John, Shea, Richard, Gerome. People experiencing homelessness in Eugene and Lane County have a name. And a story to tell. Troy had been homeless for about a year when we spoke with him at FFLC’s Dining Room in November. “I’m most proud of my 21-year-old daughter. She’s proof I’m doing something right.” “I’ve been coming to the… Read more »

Struggling to pay rent

30% of Lane County renters spend more than 50% of their income on rent In Eugene that number is 36% and in Springfield 22%. This “severe rent burden” leaves little money for basic needs including food, child care, transportation, healthcare and taxes. When money is tight, food is often the first thing people cut back… Read more »

FFLC partners with new SVDP Youth House

The St. Vincent de Paul Youth House will provide rent-free housing and social services to 13 homeless teen girls. The goal is to help them complete their education and prepare them to live independently and successfully as adults. The SVDP Youth House is a collaborative project involving St. Vincent de Paul, Hosea Youth Services, Directions… Read more »