Article 25 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”
The Shelter Rights Program addresses homelessness as an issue of economic justice and human rights. We push for policy changes and promote increased services to prevent homelessness and to assist homeless people. In both Springfield and Eugene, we are building a strong, grassroots coalition to achieve these goals.
- Working with local governments to assess and change policies and laws that adversely affect those without homes, like the Downtown Eugene Exclusion Zone, local camping ordinances and park personnel procedures.
- Support and advocacy for new ways of addressing the issue, like the locally proposed Opportunity Village featuring self-governance
CALC was integral in the process of urging the City to allow Conestoga Huts as part of the legal camping program. Please contact us should you be able to host a camper on your property or if you’d like to get involved in CALC’s Shelter Rights Program.