Another Tent City Popping Up Along the St. Louis Riverfront
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – It was a year ago that the city of St. Louis bulldozers were clearing out three homeless camps along the riverfront. Now another tent-city has sprung up.
The new homeless encampment with about 25 people is called Camp Plumb, and its located just south of the Arch.
“We are planning to relocate all those individuals and we hope to have that completed by the middle of June,” Bill Siedhoff, St. Louis Director of Human Services said.
“We made contact with all the people there. We are now working with them, providing case management and identifying what their needs are.”
Siedhoff says they’ll draw from a one-and-a-quarter-million dollar federal grant to find apartments for the homeless. The camp sprang up shortly after the city knocked down the abandoned Powell Square building where many homeless had been living.