‘The Timing Is Not Ideal’: State Cleanup Of Homeless Camps Comes As Austin Clears Area Around ARCH

As city and state cleanups proceed, it’s unclear where some homeless Austinites will be able to go.

By Andrew WeberNovember 5, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From KUT:

Crystal Harris cares about two things – a blanket and a teddy bear that belonged to her mother, who died two years ago. On Monday, the 24-year-old homeless Austinite was prepared to fight for both of them.

Harris and other people staying outside the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless were rousted on Monday, when the City of Austin began enforcing its camping ban outside the building. Austin police cordoned off the entire block between Seventh and Eighth streets while city crews began removing belongings over protests from those experiencing homelessness and advocates with bullhorns.

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