Cottages of Hope at Everyone Village looks to build up to 50 cottages

EUGENE, Ore. — There are over 3,000 people who are homeless in Lane County.

That’s according to the latest count from Point-in-Time.

For “Giving Tuesday,” Cottages of Hope at Everyone Village is hoping to build up to 50 cottages to provide temporary housing and get more people off the street.

Dozen of churches, businesses and Lane County high schools partnered to build almost 200 “sheds of hope” for those who lost their homes in the Holiday Farm Fire.

But now, the focus has shifted to transitional homes.

“Each cottage costs $5,700 to build,” explains One Hope executive director Steve Buss. “That’s 8×16, it’s insulated, it has electricity and three windows. We’ve been getting everyone involved in building sheds.”

Eight cottages have been built so far at Everyone Village.

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