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Homeless Eviction Warning

By: Leah Hansen
By: Leah Hansen

Sunday, the Huntington police went along the river stopping at every tent and tarp. They notified the homeless living in tent city that they needed to be out by morning. Many call Harris Riverfront Park home.
Some business owners and park goers have complained about vagrants at the park. So, Monday morning the city will come in and clean up the area. They plan to remove what is called home for some of Huntington's homeless.

We went down to the river Sunday afternoon to get reaction from people who frequent the park. Mark Turner likes to fish at the Riverfront.
He says he loves the park but a lot of times the homeless walk around and try to bum money. He says it gets on his nerves.

When some parents learned that two child sex offenders live in tent city they were shocked. Which is why the city is trying to remove tent city.

This afternoon we talked to the director of the coalition for the homeless. John Mendez says over the weekend representatives from his office and the Huntington City Mission talked with the men living in tent city. He says several made appointments to come in this week and talk to the Housing First team about relocating.


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