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U.S. To Shut Down One Of The Largest Homeless Encampments

The city officials have released the notice of shutting down one of the largest homeless encampments in the city and to provide housing to people.

November 21, 2023

A closure notice has been put up by the New Orleans on electric poles and pillars around the encampment that individuals need to remove all personal property from there. If not removed, the personal property will be removed and stored for retrieval purposes. 

After 7 a.m. on Friday, individuals who are still present at the site will be reported for violating the city code, which prohibits trespassing on immovable property, as stated in the notice.

The first violation will have a fine of around $500 and further violations can result in additional fines and imprisonment. 

Outreach teams have also been deployed to provide and coordinate services for people requiring housing or any other services. The officials have started looking out for housing for the residents. 

The officials said that New Orleans City can achieve low or no homelessness by 2025. The target is to find housing for the 1500 people living on the street or in encampments. 

There were around 582,000 Americans experiencing homelessness in 2022 According to the data released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

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Last Updated: September 20, 2021