City sets Monday deadline to clear out homeless camp

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The city of Indianapolis set a Monday deadline to clear out a homeless camp.

The city has ordered people living beneath the tracks on Davidson Street to be gone by then. Sixty seven people were reported to be living there; that number has dwindled to 25.

Several area organizations are stepping up to help those at the camp find resources, housing and other services.

“It’s my understanding that the only option we have at that point is to be incarcerated so I guess I’ll just go along peacefully with the arrests and then they have to do what they feel they have to do thereafter,” said Maurice Young, who lives at the camp and considers himself a caretaker.

The camp has been an issue for years. The city has forced people to move several times in the past, but they usually return.