Homeless outreach
4:34 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

St. Louis increases homeless outreach

This image from Google Maps shows the encampments along the riverfront. City officials are stepping up efforts to get residents of these encampments into permanent housing.
(Google Maps)

St. Louis city officials say they will step up their efforts to move residents from a series of tent encampments along the Mississippi River north of downtown into permanent housing.

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Homeless Encampments
5:42 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

New rules issued for St. Louis homeless encampments

This screencapture using satellite view in Google Maps shows the homeless encampments along the Mississippi River. (St. Louis Public Radio)

The City of St. Louis has issued new rules for residents of the area's unofficial homeless encampments.

Residents will not be allowed to drink or use drugs, or engage in criminal activity. And they will also have to cooperate with police, fire and the city health department.

St. Louis Department of Human Services director Bill Siedhoff says he doesn't expect enforcement to be a problem:

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