Sacramento homeless camp to be cleared out

11:55 PM, Feb 9, 2011   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento County officials say a homeless camp near Sacramento's downtown is expected to be cleared out by Monday, but the homeless people living at the camp will have a place to go.

Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna told The Sacramento Bee that thanks to more than $35,000 worth of donations from business associations and corporations, 32 beds will be available at the Salvation Army for up to 60 days.

The money will also help pay for a winter sanctuary program through the end of March.

County park rangers were set to pass out fliers to the 64 residents of the camp telling them that crews will be moving in to clean up the camp.

Residents of the area have long complained about homeless camps that have sprouted up in the past in the area.

The Associated Press

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