Homeless camps cleared in San Jose

Dec 24, 2014 1:28 PM by News Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Following the closure of The Jungle, the nation's largest homeless camp, city officials are aggressively cleaning out other encampments before they grow.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that more than 200 homeless sites have been counted in San Jose over the last 12 months.

In early December, officials cleared out the last of roughly 200 people who had been living in The Jungle encampment. A portion of those people are in subsidized housing and others have been given rental subsidy vouchers.

Surveys show there are about 5,000 homeless people living inside the San Jose city limits on any given night.

Last weekend, workers cleared out 15 to 20 people who recently had set up a makeshift tent city on a lot beneath a downtown overpass.

That was one of four post-Jungle cleanups the city has conducted.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News

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