Saturday, July 11, 2009

Close a shelter and what do you get?

How about a homeless encampment? The Sacramento Bee is reporting that after a homeless shelter closed on July 1, displacing more than 200 men, women and children, former residents have been moving from encampment to encampment. A group formed a "Council of Elders" and they spent a week researching land at the tax assessor's office, finding a plot of land that had actually been designated as a shelter. And there they have settled-- for now, anyway; the police came on Tuesday and gave them three days to move.

Photo from the Sacramento Bee

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