Homeless Forced To Move Their Camps Head to Camp Street
This week, city workers forced a community of homeless people to move away from under the Pontchartrain Expressway where they’d set up a cluster of tents.
The city called the camp a health hazard.
By Friday, many of the same homeless people had simply relocated their tents a few streets away, under the same stretch of expressway, to Camp Street near the National World War II Museum.
None of them agreed to appear on-camera for an interview. But away from the camera, they told WGNO News that they expect to be forced from their new location as well.
A spokesperson for Mayor Mitch Landrieu would not confirm any plans to push the tent community out of its new location. But in a statement, the spokesperson said that the city would continue to work with the homeless community to transition them into clean and safe shelter.