November 1, 2019
The last of the homeless people who camped all summer and fall on the property at St. John’s Anglican Church were packing up to leave on Friday.
There were five tents left, down from a peak of about 18 in early summer after the Warming Room shelter closed on July 1.
The campers had clergy permission to stay, over the objections of some of the residents in the apartment tower next door; some apartment tenants said they were concerned for their safety.
But Rev. Brad Smith said recently he’s been concerned about the campers’ safety since it’s getting colder at night and the campers were expected gone by Nov. 1. Smith was not available for comment on Friday.
As three homeless people packed up around noon, they didn’t have plans for overnight shelter.