St. Louis Hopeville homeless move to Dignity Harbor

7:20 AM, May 14, 2010   |    comments
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KSDK -- Two people living in a homeless camp called 'Hopeville' spent their last night at the Tucker Tunnel.

All of the residents must be out of the area by 8:00 a.m. for the City of St. Louis' $34 million construction project. Police said they will arrest anyone who refuses to leave.

On Monday, there were 65 tents set up in Hopeville, so many had already made the move to a homeless camp along the Mississippi River, called Dignity Harbor.

People who lived at Hopeville policed themselves and didn't allow people to drink or do drugs.

Catie Daugherty, a member of the charity group called 360, has been helping the homeless make the transition. She said she fears violence at Dignity Harbor and is already hearing about problems.

The city said it's unaware and will only move the homeless out of Dignity Harbor when police start getting those calls.


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