Homelessness & Temporary Shelter
Lane County is the lead agency overseeing social services, including homeless services, in Springfield. The City provides funding to the County annually to assist with programs serving people at risk of and experiencing homelessness.
If your housing is at risk or you are currently experiencing homelessness,
please visit Lane County’s Coordinated Entry webpage for resources and information.
Coordinated Entry is the system and process that helps match different housing interventions with people facing a housing crisis. Resources you may be eligible for will depend on your situation.
Springfield’s Overnight Parking Program
Springfield’s Overnight Parking Program serves community members experiencing homelessness by allowing religious or social institutions or industrial sites to host individuals in their parking lots as a means of temporary emergency shelter. Sites may host up to three vehicles, campers, or similar temporary shelters. Local service providers oversee participating sites. The City provides funding for sanitary facilities and program administration. Sanipac donates garbage disposal services.
Do you own a property that might qualify as an Overnight Parking Program site and want to learn more about getting set up to host? Contact Katie Carroll at 541.726.3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in staying at an Overnight Parking Program site, please contact:
- For families with children: Catholic Community Services of Lane County or 541.345.3628
- For single adults and couples: Carry It Forward or 541.654.0139
RVs as Temporary Housing
Due to the heightened need for temporary housing in our community, the City of Springfield is allowing the temporary occupancy of recreational vehicles (RVs) when they are parked on private property (such as in driveways and parking lots), when the property owner has registered with the City and the RV occupants and property owners comply with the City’s RV occupancy guidelines. RVs may be hosted by private residences, commercial businesses, public entities, and religious institutions/places of worship.
To learn more, or if you are a property owner interested in registering as a host, visit our RV Occupancy webpage.
Ann’s Heart Women’s Shelter
The City is providing Ann’s Heart, a local non-profit, with one-time funding through the State legislature’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocations to support the purchase of a home in Springfield to be used to house up to six unhoused women.