Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Police shut down 11 homeless camps

Police have cleared out 11 homeless camps throughout Titusville in a push to remove people who are trespassing on private property.

Titusville Police Department and fire officials say the camps are a safety hazard, and a growing problem in the city, partly resulting from the increased unemployment.

Locations where the property owners didn't want the homeless camps removed were not disturbed, said Police Lt. Jeff King. People who lived in the homeless camps that were targeted received warning of trespassing before the camps were cleared, he said.

Read the Florida Today report here.

Of course, just clearing out camps doesn't solve the problem. There should have been some effort to connect the camp residents to housing and other needed services.


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