The latest update, sent from Safe Legally Entitled Places to Sleep (SLEEPS) at 2:38 pm:
SLEEPS pitches tents at the Trude Kaufman House today to highlight the fact that the city has allowed the historic home, donated to provide services to low income seniors, to lie dormant while 1500 unhoused people are out in the freezing weather. The Kaufman home was operated as a senior center until December 2010 and lain dormant since, eating up it’s trust fund while it does nothing to serve the community.
The abandoned Trude Kaufman Senior Center is located at 10th and Jefferson in Eugene.
The closing of the Community Gardens, the failure to use the Kaufman house are all signs of the lack of the will on the part of the City to provide for those who are most vulnerable.