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Homeless in Louisville Moved, then Moved Again
When Louisville police cleared a homeless encampment on Interstate 65, the people who lived there had to find somewhere else to sleep and keep their things. The group of homeless were again forced to move from the alley where they had set up their new camp, when a property that borders the alley got a new owner. "Usually, the city has to follow a 21-day advance notice rule, but Gill said the sudden notice Saturday happened because the camp sits in a space off the alley that is part of a private property," Billy Kobin writes for the Courier-Journal.
Some local organizations sent volunteers to help with the unexpected move, but the unexpected clearing of the camp means people living there had to find new places to stay without the benefit of time to plan. "Regardless of the circumstances leading up to each clearing, Gill said every forced relocation is tough on the individuals, several of whom are struggling with serious, chronic illnesses,” Korbin reports. The removal of this camp is the eighth the city has undertaken since March.