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This inspiring short documentary is about some of the homeless in Eugene, Oregon who find temporary housing and mutual support at the innovative ‘Opportunity Village’ community. It’s the story of a colorful collection of citizens engaging in grassroots community action to demand and achieve a local solution to what is a national problem.
It’s the story of the inspiring collaboration between house-less activists like Jean who lives in an RV and Rika and EJ who lead public tours of their ‘village.’ We witness their gratitude for the two bathrooms and locking doors to the tiny bungalows for couples and Conestoga’s for singles. This community effort creates stable, safe, and sustainable places to be through alternative, cost effective approaches while transitioning to more permanent living situations.