Here's what's absolutely real, though: the temperatures for the next two weeks will be well below normal and Springfield has no policy to deal with homeless people who are out on the streets. Oh, the city will say it has have a policy, but what good is a policy that homeless people don't know about?
Arise organizer Lamont has been going to city-sponsored meetings trying to get some answers, but clarity never arrives.
This week Lamont is going to attempt to find out the answers to the following questions and then make sure homeless people know the answers. We'll let you know what happens.
(For Worthington St. Shelter)
If a person is banned by staff from the
If a person is banned from the
If the weather is bad and a homeless person is on the streets, that person has the right to refuse shelter unless: