Dec. 24th, 2014

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Remember when cities were coming up with the most obscure, niggling little ordinances to get OCCUPY protesters off of park properties, etc.? At least there is a little bit of compassion peeking up in Detroit...

“They’re not breaking any laws that are violent in nature or effecting quality of life issues,” Woody said. “If they did want to leave, we would help them with what resources we could muster, but discussions may need to be had soon in finding them something a little more permanent.”

Tent city springs up in shadow of downtown Detroit

The city’s homeless numbers swelled over the past decade as manufacturing and other jobs disappeared and homes were lost during the national foreclosure crisis. About 16,200 of Detroit’s 680,000 residents — almost 2.4 percent — are believed to be living on the streets or in temporary shelters.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tent-city-sprouts-shadow-downtown-detroit-article-1.2052692

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