PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City of Philadelphia began clearing a homeless encampment near the Reading Terminal Market on Monday. The Office of Homeless Services is overseeing the disbandment.Seven Years After Her Disappearance, Still No Traces Of What Happened To Amanda DeGuio
Officials say the encampment was formed several months ago.READ MORE: Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley Resigns Over Mishandling Of Remains Belonging To Victims Of 1985 MOVE Bombing
Over the past 30 days, they have been working with the occupants to close it down.
“Today is the day of closure where we have outreach teams out here offering people housing, treatment, and also travelers assistance if any individuals want to go back with their families,” said Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services Chief of Staff David Holloman.MORE NEWS: 2 Young Unresponsive Children Rushed To Hospital After Mother Jumps Out Window, Philadelphia Police Say
The city says it’s working to clear homeless encampments in other neighborhoods as well.