Hopeville http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Rice unveils plans for new homeless encampment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rice-unveils-plans-new-homeless-encampment <p>Homeless St. Louisans <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/homeless-camp-razed-riverfront-another-coming-south-city">displaced from three riverfront camps</a> north of downtown will now have a new place to pitch their tents.</p><p>The Rev. Larry Rice yesterday unveiled his plans for &quot;Integrity Village,&quot; which will be established today on two privately-owned acres near Interstate 44 and Vandeventer. Rice says the camp will be Christian-based and drug-free.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 11:43:47 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3695 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rice unveils plans for new homeless encampment City sets deadline to clear homeless encampments north of downtown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-sets-deadline-clear-homeless-encampments-north-downtown <p>The city of St. Louis says the 30 remaining residents of three homeless encampments located just north of downtown will have until the end of May to leave the location, or face possible arrest.</p><p>&quot;The encampments have attracted a great deal of attention to the problems of homeless persons,&quot; said Bill Siedhoff, the city&#39;s human services director. &quot;But they are not safe places for people to live, and they are certainly not a long-term answer to the problem.&quot;</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:56:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City sets deadline to clear homeless encampments north of downtown Challenging population, economy complicate city's efforts to clear homeless camps http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/challenging-population-economy-complicate-citys-efforts-clear-homeless-camps <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-982488.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-982488.mp3</a></p><p>The 45 people that make their home in three camps north of downtown are invisible to most St. Louisans.</p><p>They lived nestled between the floodwall and the train tracks at the foot of the new Mississippi River Bridge with little city interference until January. That&rsquo;s when a propane heater sparked a <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_e203a1e8-1e76-11e0-a178-00127992bc8b.html">fire that torched three tents</a>. Even more attention followed after one resident fatally stabbed another in May, and the city made the decision to <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_70162206-0d3d-5f28-9ea9-a4ea0bfa8556.html">clear the location</a>. It&#39;s an already difficult task - made even harder by the stubbornly sluggish economy.</p><p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 11:35:04 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1894 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Challenging population, economy complicate city's efforts to clear homeless camps