SquareOne Villages is a collaboration between the housed and the unhoused providing stable, safe, and sustainable places to live through alternative, cost-effective approaches for transitioning the unhoused to more permanent living situations.
The villages accommodate about 30 individuals and couples who would otherwise be homeless in small houses built by volunteers. Cooking, gathering space, restrooms, laundry, and utilities are communal to lower costs in these self-governed communities. Opportunity Village’s 1-year pilot project was extended by a unanimous vote of the Eugene City Council.
SquareOne Villages is focusing on becoming a model of tiny house villages for those needing transitional housing options across the country.