City wants downtown homeless camps out this week

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by KREM.com & Othello Richards

NWCN.com

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 2:44 PM

SPOKANE -- The City of Spokane is getting tougher on homeless camps popping up under I-90. Officials plan to break up the camps later this week,but several homeless people said whatever is implemented will not last.

The City said it will provide a 24-hour notice before it takes any action. Officials also want to connect the homeless with services

The Spokane Homeless Coalition said its representatives are collecting information from people who are camping to better understand their needs and what is prevent them from seeking housing.  A spokesperson for the SHC said shelters get full during the winter, and some require identification which some homeless people do not have.

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