A small encampment outside of Real Change News offices was swept Monday morning after several months of outreach and expressions of concern from vendors.
The encampment formed along a fence erected by workers doing repairs on infrastructure under First Avenue South. Members of the Navigation Team arrived early in the morning on May 21 to offer shelter and services before clearing the camp. Campers had received notice from the Navigation Team on May 17.
Out of 25 people living unsheltered on the sidewalk, five accepted the opportunity to move into a shelter on the day of the sweep.
Ashley Archibald is a Staff Reporter covering local government, policy and equity. Have a story idea? She can be can reached at ashleya (at) realchangenews (dot) org. Follow Ashley on Twitter @AshleyA_RC
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