A rest stop is a designated area within city limits, that has been approved by the Eugene City Council, where up to 20 people are allowed to sleep in tents or Conestoga Huts. Unless for security or health reasons, residents vacate the site during the day and a limited number of visitors are permitted during designated hours. Rest stops provide a temporary, safe, legal option for people experiencing homelessness. The City enters into an agreement with a nonprofit organization, such at Nightingale Hosted Shelters, to manage the rest stops and the program must be periodically renewed by the City Council.
To learn more about the City of Eugene’s Rest Stop program, please visit their website and read these FAQs.