A makeshift camping site has formed in recent weeks along Lawrence Street in Eugene near the railroad tracks.

A makeshift camping site has formed in recent weeks along Lawrence Street in Eugene near the railroad tracks.

Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard

Elected leaders for Eugene and Lane County on Tuesday night threw their support behind an ambitious, expensive roadmap aimed at lowering to zero the number of homeless people camping along local streets and in parks.

The series of 10 recommendations by Technical Assistance Collaborative, a Boston-based consultant, includes construction of a 75-bed low-barrier homeless shelter and hundreds of additional units of supportive housing.

It also calls for the expansion or improvement of existing programs spread across numerous public agencies and nonprofit providers to better help homeless people secure housing and keep them in it.

The consultant calculated there would be no or very few unsheltered homeless living on the streets within three years if all the recommendations — which it characterized as a “package deal” — were fully implemented. There would still be homeless individuals who would stay in emergency indoor shelters.

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