Monday, July 18, 2011

If St. Pete's homeless aren't on the streets,
where are they?

Park benches in downtown St. Petersburg were mostly empty as city police began enforcing the new sleeping ban.

Williams Park was practically devoid of the street people downtown has battled for so long. As St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and city police begin enforcing a recent ban on public sleeping, it appears word spread early enough to make folks leave on their own.

City officials say most of the homeless people are now in shelters, such as the new Pinellas Safe Harbor facility near the county jail.

But some on the street say they're simply scattered in darker corners.

Read the St. Petersburg Times report here.


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