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.Giant Supermarket Chain Opening 4 New Stores In Philadelphia, Hiring 700 Employees
Officials say the encampment was formed several months ago.READ MORE: Philadelphia Officials Expected To Provide Update On Reopening Timeline Tuesday, Sources Say
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: 13-Year-Old Among Injured In Allentown Triple Shooting
The city says it’s working to clear homeless encampments in other neighborhoods as well.