Homeless ‘city’ creates dilemma

Indianapolis police, city leaders and advocacy groups are trying to figure out what do with a group of homeless people who
have created their own “city” within the city. They are holding a meeting Thursday to address the situation. Nearly
three dozen homeless people have banded together and used everything from cardboard to plastic tarp to create their own community
beneath a railroad bridge on Davidson Street, just east of downtown. Some who work and live in the community surrounding the
bridge believe the makeshift town is an eyesore, and some say charity organizations are exacerbating the problem by regularly
handing out food, clothing and other supplies. Homeless residents living there say they have nowhere else to go. Fox59 will
have more at 4 p.m.
 

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