OLYMPIA (VIDEO) — City of Olympia workers cleared an unsanctioned homeless camp on Tuesday at city-owned property on Franklin Street at State Avenue.
City staff worked with campers to make them aware of the options available. There are spaces available at the so-called “mitigation site,” the result of campers moving to Plum Street Village of tiny homes.
Nearby Union Gospel Mission is also making overflow spaces available, and there are several local shelters. Union Gospel Mission is hosting the first secure storage site on its property. The storage area is open twice a day for access.
The site that was cleared is being transitioned back to a paid parking lot.
As of late last week, the city identified 20 mitigation site residents for placement in Plum Street Village, which will house up to 40 people.