“YIMBY” Town Hall on Homelessness

On Wednesday, November 18th, 7:00pm, join members from the faith, business, neighborhood association, and unhoused communities for a town hall on homelessness at First United Methodist Church (1376 Olive St). 

“Our strength lies in our diversity, partnerships and resources;” says organizer Emily Farthing, “This town hall is designed to unite those into action.”

Generating input, sharing knowledge, stimulating innovative thinking, and exploring action possibilities is a focus of the meeting. The immediate need of housing will be addressed and the potential effects of the ordinance adopting the “dusk to dawn” permitted overnight sleeping pilot program.

Heather Sielicki, Southeast Neighbors Chair, and Pastor Brent Was from the neighborhood Egan Warming Center Site will assist with group facilitation and invite Southeast Neighbors association members to join them in discussion.


  • 6:30pm – Doors Open/Light Snacks
  • 7:00pm – Introduction/Speakers
  • 7:30pm – The State of Homelessness in Eugene
  • 8:00pm – Community Discussion
  • 8:30pm – Next Steps
  • 9:00pm – Adjourn

Event sponsors include Eugene Weekly, First Congregational Church Housing Initiative, First United Methodist Church, DEED (Downtown Eugene Economic Development), CALC, Blue Moon Design and Marketing, THRIVEugene, and Occupy Medical, among others. For more information, please contact Emily Farthing, THRIVEugene at 305-202-3171 or info@THRIVEugene.org. For more details visit THRIVEugene.org.

More Resources

Results of the 2015 Homeless Point in time Count

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