What’s in store for the future of GP’s Urban Campground?

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —Several non-profits met Wednesday to discuss the concept of bringing an urban campground to Josephine County’s largest city. Originally planned for 1750 South East N Street, it would provide a place for homeless people to stay while offering case management programs.

The AllCare Community Foundation told the city council it was stepping back from its plan in November after it was met with concern from the community. Efforts are still being made to get more feedback from the public.

“We’ve got partners that can work together, we’ve got city support to let them work together, people have identified some tools, some funding some logistics, I think we’re in a much better place moving forward this year than we have been in the last 7 or 8 years,” said AllCare volunteer, Sam Engel.

For now, the city council is working on deciding how best to move forward with a plan.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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