Update: Tent City Residents Forced to Move...Again
One week after police enforced trespassing laws on the private property that Tent City sat on, they're doing the same thing in a wooded area just west of the original location.
Residents of the new Tent City were told to be out by 9 a.m. Police officials said they were OK with people taking a little longer, just as long as people were making an effort to get out.
Police say they've cleared out both areas because of a rise in violence in the area, but many people have wondered - now with the violent offenders scattered around the area and not just in the two tent cities, could it make the problem worse?
City officials said they're trying to help. The city will pay $1.3 million over the next four to six months to help the homeless - specifically with a one-stop homeless center.
Vouchers have also been passed around Tent City entitling people to a night's stay at the St. Francis House.
Regardless, many former Tent City residents have trouble staying optimistic.
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