SWEEPS this week began on Tuesday 6/8 at 10th and Cherokee and 11th and Speer. The first camp at 11th and Speer was cleared out by 6am which gave the EHS, DPD, Fire, Mayor’s office and City Attorney time to send the Dump truck driver for burritos and they all had a picnic. Both camps were cleared by 10:30 am. There were approximately 16 people traumatically displaced.
SWEEPS continued on Wednesday 6/9 at 19th and Emerson. One resident arrived from work to find all of his belongings had been strewn throughout the street by EHS workers. DHOL had to advocate for him to be able to retrieve his belongings. There were approximately 8 people traumatically displaced.
SWEEPS for the week concluded on Thursday 6/10 at 22nd and Washington. This SWEEP was conducted very quickly and was done by 10am. Some unhoused community members came from other camps to assist this camp in moving. There were approximately 16 people traumatically displaced.
SWEEPS don’t solve homelessness! Homelessness ends with housing. Until we can procure enough affordable, safe and accessible housing we need to plan for our unhoused! It is irresponsible not to! Everybody poops! We march onward towards Rights, Dignity, Housing….