Greensboro to disband homeless ‘tent city’ in wooded area

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Neighbors in Greensboro’s largest tent city for the homeless recently got what’s akin to an eviction notice, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

City inspection officials have sent word through homeless advocates that the owner of the property near downtown wants them gone. An official notice, which starts a time clock for when they have to be out, usually comes next.

It is one of several such “eviction notices” to the homeless circulating throughout the city in the last few weeks. From a shed behind an abandoned house off Randleman Road to a concrete ledge beneath an underpass on Friendly Avenue at Murrow Boulevard, the city’s homeless are being told to go elsewhere. The only problem is that there are few places for them to go.

Jesse Franklin is among a dozen people living in seven tents in a wooded area off Washington Street that’s between a plumbing supply business and a church. The camp is within walking distance of the bus lines, a day center for the homeless and groups offering community meals.

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