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Local leaders discuss options for homeless

 

March 3, 2021

TENTS house the homeless at the Church of the Nazarene. The camp is scheduled to be shut down by the end of the month at that location, and local officials are looking for another solution to accommodate the local homeless population.

The Sweet Home Community Health Committee batted around different ideas for dealing with the issue of homelessness at their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 22.

Discussions centered around the possibility of building small structures to benefit Sweet Home's homeless population.

The current homeless encampment at the Church of Nazarene, which consists of an array of tents, has gone up and down in population since it was first established, said committee member Larry Horton. At one point the number of people living in the encampment rose to above 20. Most recently, that number is down to 14, Hor...



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