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Fence posts appear between Seminary Park and United States Post Office

May 12, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Fence posts divide Seminary Park, the site of a homeless camp this past winter, from the downtown United States Post Office on S. Walnut Wednesday. The fence posts were installed in the park this week. Over the winter the park was the site of a camp for unhoused community members some of whom were housed in the emergency winter shelter after police cleared the park on at least two occasions. The winter emergency shelter closed its doors May 6th as beds were offered at Wheeler Mission for the spring and summer. Some members of the community who are experiencing homelessness were also housed in hotels, but that program also ended. The site of the emergency winter shelter, at an empty warehouse next to Switchyard Park will be demolished for an apartment development. In a city council meeting over the winter, council members voted against allowing camping overnight on city-owned land. A man standing in the park near the fence Wednesday said since the shelters have closed for the winter, he’s living on the streets again. The park closes every night at 11 p.m. and sleeping there overnight is against the law in Bloomington. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 12, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Fence posts divide Seminary Park, the site of a homeless camp this past winter, from the downtown United States Post Office on S. Walnut Wednesday. The fence posts were installed in the park this week. Over the winter the park was the site of a camp for unhoused community members some of whom were housed in the emergency winter shelter after police cleared the park on at least two occasions. The winter emergency shelter closed its doors May 6th as beds were offered at Wheeler Mission for the spring and summer. Some members of the community who are experiencing homelessness were also housed in hotels, but that program also ended. The site of the emergency winter shelter, at an empty warehouse next to Switchyard Park will be demolished for an apartment development. In a city council meeting over the winter, council members voted against allowing camping overnight on city-owned land. A man standing in the park near the fence Wednesday said since the shelters have closed for the winter, he’s living on the streets again. The park closes every night at 11 p.m. and sleeping there overnight is against the law in Bloomington. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
May 12, 2021; Bloomington, Indiana: Fence posts divide Seminary Park, the site of a homeless camp this past winter, from the downtown United States Post Office on S. Walnut Wednesday. The fence posts were installed in the park this week. Over the winter the park was the site of a camp for unhoused community members some of whom were housed in the emergency winter shelter after police cleared the park on at least two occasions. The winter emergency shelter closed its doors May 6th as beds were offered at Wheeler Mission for the spring and summer. Some members of the community who are experiencing homelessness were also housed in hotels, but that program also ended. The site of the emergency winter shelter, at an empty warehouse next to Switchyard Park will be demolished for an apartment development. In a city council meeting over the winter, council members voted against allowing camping overnight on city-owned land. A man standing in the park near the fence Wednesday said since the shelters have closed for the winter, he’s living on the streets again. The park closes every night at 11 p.m. and sleeping there overnight is against the law in Bloomington. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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