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Efforts to create a self managed community of low-cost tiny houses for those in need started as a direct response from seeing the suffering of our unhoused that came to the Occupy Eugene Washington Jefferson protest camp.  The city work with housed and unhoused advocates on a homelessness review board after the camp was evicted.  Opportunity Village Eugene (OVE) was one of the ideas that came from that group.  Advocates went to city council meeting after city council meeting, strategized, protested and donated their time, resources & money toward the cause until finally the city agreed to a temporary permit for OVE–a tiny house community for 30 people.

On August 16, 2013 OVE broke ground and with a lot of work by numerous caring individuals, they made Opportunity Village the great success that it is now!  The Emerald Village is OVE’s next project and it will serve as a step up from Opportunity Village’s transitional community.  It will offer an affordable rental price for micro-housing units that have heat and their own bathroom, unlike OVE.  Opportunity Village Eugene is now a model recognized nationally as a positive and sustainable solution for the unhoused.  We are proud to share photos and videos here, about how it all happened.

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Photos by Gregory Walker
Photos by David Zupan

Photos and Videos Listed by Subject & Date:

OVE – Homeless, Not Hopeless – Edited Video by Jana thrift

OVE – Photos and Videos of the Village

Interviews with People Living in the Village

Interviews with Opportunity Village Eugene (OVE) Volunteers


Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 2.00.57 PMOpportunity Village Eugene (OVE) Events and Meetings:

OVE at City Club Eugene – September 21, 2012

OVE Groundbreaking Ceremony – August 16, 2013

OVE Cozmic Pizza Fundraiser – August 18, 2013

OVE and CSS in the Eugene Celebration Parade – August 24, 2013

OVE Congratulations by Mayor Kitty Piercy – August 27, 2013

Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 1.35.51 PMDan Bryant’s Closing Comments at Opportunity Village Eugene Hearing – July 31, 2013

Conrad’s Bunkbed Direct Action visiting OVE – September 2, 2013

OVE Grand Opening – October 5, 2013

OVE Open House – May 31, 2014

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