A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Keeping track of Hub City Village

Written December 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while, bike rides around Albany take me past 241 Waverly Drive S.E., where the Creating Housing Coalition is building 27 “tiny houses” in a compound it calls Hub City Village.

Report on encampment: A ‘garden’ it ain’t

Written December 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s officially sanctioned homeless encampment has been open since July 1, and the city council Monday received a report on the place.

Scenes from the Clark and Periwinkle trails

Written December 9th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Conditions on Albany’s trails range from nice and picked up to messy, as my bike rides along the Dave Clark Path and the Periwinkle Bikepath showed this past week.

Albany’s homeless site needs three things

Written August 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s officially designated homeless camp, Marvin’s Garden, has at least three deficiencies that should be fixed, the city council learned Wednesday. Members listened to the report but made no move to act on it.

First tents appear at Marvin’s Garden

Written July 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

At Marvin’s Garden, the city of Albany’s designated camping site for homeless people who have nowhere else to go, the first residents appear to have moved in.

Homeless camp site now has a name

Written June 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s designated camp site for homeless people at Ninth Avenue and Jackson Street now has a name: “Marvin’s Garden.”

Camp sites for homeless: Some numbers

Written June 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Preparations continued this week on two city-owned lots Albany officials have designated as places where homeless people can stay when they’re barred from sleeping on other public land.

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