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3:48 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Homeless camp razed by riverfront, another coming to South City

Hopeville, a homeless camp near the St. Louis riverfront, is razed on May 11, 2012.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis city work crews demolished tents and makeshift structures with heavy machinery at another homeless camp north of the Arch grounds downtown this afternoon.

Fewer than 50 homeless persons were living at the camp known as Hopeville. All were gone by the time bulldozers and debris bins arrived today. 

St. Louis Director of Human Services Bill Siedhoff says before leaving they were given federally-funded vouchers to cover the cost of permanent housing.

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