1,473 Homeless on The Streets This Winter In Lane County, Oregon

 

Maj. Thomas Lawrence Egan, 60, was found dead of hypothermia on Dec. 16, 2008 on the freezing street in Eugene, Oregon. In this video, recorded Dec. 10, 2015, at a local Rubicon Society Meeting, Lane County Commissioner, Pat Farr Speaks about a Warming Center named after Egan. The Egan Warming Center was started shortly after Major Thomas Egan was found dead near the corner of 2nd and Blair in Eugene. Activists and volunteers came together to form a warming center that would open its doors to homeless when temperatures will be 30 degrees or below between November 15th and March 31st.

Lane County Human Services conducted a one night homeless count on January 28, 2015. During that count, 1,473 people were found to be unsheltered. The report was released May 5, 2015. The count did show a significant decrease of 19% less than 2013. At this point its still the only official count until a new one should be conducted in 2016.

By Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker Aaron Baker is the Owner and Cheif Editor of No Sugar-Coated News.

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