Study Reveals Encampment Sweeps Are Harmful to Homeless People’s Health

Articles, Housing | December 7 2022

By Sarah Hall,

A recent study found that street sweeps of homeless encampments may be harmful to the health of people experiencing homelessness. Municipal agencies clear out encampments and dispose of everything they find there, including survival gear, food, phones, money, personal mail, and even the ashes of loved ones.

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