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N.S. news: The cost of clearing out homeless encampments [Video]

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HALIFAX –

Halifax spent more than $33,000 this month dismantling and cleaning up three encampments that had previously been authorized by the municipality for homeless people — money advocates say would have been better spent on supporting unhoused residents.

City staff put unclaimed belongings from three encampments into the trash after asking unhoused people living in tents in five previously “designated” homeless encampments to leave by Feb. 26.

“I think that’s a complete misuse of money. They should be spending more on the support people actually need to progress out of the situation they’re in,” said Nikki Greer, president of the non-profit volunteer group that supported the residents of a now-closed tent encampment in suburban Lower Sackville for more than six months.

At its peak, there were 54 people living in tents on a ball field on Cobequid Road in Lower Sackville. Greer’s group, the Gated Community Organization, has continued to support …

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