Local group to invest in 50 pod shelters for unhoused people in Kalamazoo.
Kzoo residents are irate over the clearing of homeless encampments. City leaders say they had little choice.
NowKalamazoo original story Q&A: Deputy Kalamazoo City Manager Laura Lam
The Kalamazoo city official who runs point on the homelessness crisis discusses encampment policies, strategies, and the solutions they are hoping to implement.
NowKalamazoo original story Lacking a strategy, Kalamazoo houseless encampment closings only continue the cycle
City leaders say solution to encampment problems is on the horizon, but proposal is months away.
NowKalamazoo original story Video shows human rights advocate approached from behind, slammed to the ground by Kalamazoo police
Oct. 8 incident comes two days after city of Kalamazoo instructed police to physically remove 100+ unhoused people from year-and-a-half-old encampment.
Police forcibly removed people from the Ampersee encampment last week. Homeless advocates scrambled to help.
Residents were given 5 minutes to grab their things and go.
Workers blocked off the encampment by the river and hauled away portable toilets, but residents will be given more time to move.
City officials plan to shut down the long-running Ampersee encampment, but protestors ask “Where will they go?”
Money is available for those who need help with housing. Meanwhile, feds have extended eviction ban until October.