As wildfires continue to endanger homes throughout the west, this forum on Thursday evening is of special interest. Two speakers from the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department, and Tim Ingalsbee, a fire expert at the UO, will discuss the risks of fire in our wooded urban environment, and what we can do to reduce the hazard. This forum was initiated by the Friendly Area Neighbors and is supported by the Neighborhood Leaders Council for the benefit of neighbors citywide.
The event will run from (Thursday, October 29th) 7:00 – 9:00 PM
See the event flyer with more details on the speakers and topics.
Bloodworks NW provides 100% of the blood it collects to Lane County. Due to COVID-19, we have had to suspend all of our mobile drives (which makes up 60% of our blood collections). While we have established Pop-Up Donor Centers, we are not seeing the recovery of the 60% loss in blood collection. Additionally, hospital usage has increased by 20% during this time.
As our community embarks into the fall season, what the future holds is still unknown. The effects of the pandemic are still unfolding and our local hospitals are addressing many of our community’s needs – including the need for blood – during this busy season. Bloodworks is helping to meet the need by continuing to hold Pop-Up Donor Centers around our region through the end of the year. Help us maintain the health and stability of the local blood supply.
Every donation makes our community stronger, including those who need it most. Below are exciting Pop-Up Donor Centers in your area, where you can book your next appointment. Or, you can visit the Eugene Donor Center if that’s more convenient for you.
In November, voters will be asked to weigh in on four state ballot measures. Residents of several cities in Lane County will also be asked to approve 10 issues, primarily bond and levy measures. To help voters better understand these measures, the League of Women Voters of Lane County will hold a webinar on Sunday, October 11 at 2:00pm to impartially discuss them.
Fill Out the U.S. 2020 Census Before the September 30th Deadline Help Shape Our Future, Your Answers Matter & Impact the Community’s Funding Respond at:https://2020census.gov (It Takes a Few Minutes & is Anonymous)
Register to Vote with Your Current Address for the 2020 Election Vote Early so You’re Ballot is Counted Before the November 3rd, 8:00 PM Deadline
Use An Official Dropbox Location in Eugene If You’re Concerned About Mail Delivery Delays. Register to Vote at:https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en
The 4th Annual Healthy Aging Conference, offered in a virtual format this year on both June 25, 2020 from 1:00-2:3-pm and July 15, 16, 17 from 10:00am-3:00pm, sponsored by the Lane, Douglas, and South Central Coast Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative. We are offering the conference free of charge, NASW CEUs, and raffle e-gift cards after each session. You may register separately, or for all sessions.
In order to receive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, jurisdictions are required to complete, adopt and submit a five-year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan presents an assessment of local housing, homelessness, and community development needs, identification of priority needs for use of funds received from HUD, and presents strategies to address the priority needs. HUD funding is delivered through a combination of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds.
Since 1992 and continuing with this plan, the cities of Eugene and Springfield work together to develop the Eugene-Springfield Consolidated Plan. This collaboration allows for consideration of needs for the metropolitan area as a whole, development of a shared goals and strategies, and more efficient use of limited resources for plan development and reporting. A joint plan is required given that Eugene and Springfield receive HOME funds as a Consortium. Eugene and Springfield receive separate allocations of CDBG funds each year. The 2015 Consolidated Plan, along with other City housing and human service plans and reports for HUD are available.
Similarly, Eugene must update the fair housing document, called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The AI identifies fair housing issues as well as actions to further fair housing across the cities.
The process to develop the Consolidated Plan for the 2020-2024 period and AI is now underway. The process includes comprehensive data collection, consultations with public and private agencies, and extensive community engagement.