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A New Pilot Program For Homeless In Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wa– A new pilot program called Supportive Campsites, would provide 3 designated fenced areas serving 40 homeless.  Vancouver City council plans to make this a priority.  Currently there are about 600 homeless in the city.

The campsites would operate on city-owned land.  There’s no word yet on what properties could become candidates for the program. Each  fenced site would have 40 wood platforms and every camper would have a tent.   There would also be bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.  Trash would be picked up on a regular basis.  There would be an onsite manager assigned to each camp.

The Supportive Campsite model is out of Denver.  Vancouver City Council notes it’s been pretty successful there.

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