Homeless Camp in Ann Arbor Risking Shutdown

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A homeless camp in Ann Arbor is facing scrutiny from the city after receiving complaints from neighbors.
Camp Serenity, as its residents call it, is situated along nature trails near a highway on the city's southeast side. The Ann Arbor News (http://bit.ly/1xRRqDJ ) reports the camp consists of about a dozen tents, tarp-covered areas, fire pits and a portable toilet.
Homeowners in the nearby Forestbrooke subdivision say the camp has grown after beginning with only a few tents last summer. City Council Member Stephen Kunselman is now asking the city's administration to take action.
At a Monday night council meeting, Kunselman said residents of the neighborhood shouldn't have to tolerate homeless people living in their backyard.
Ann Arbor police recently visited the site to confirm there were people illegally camping there.



 
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