South Bend homeless camp faces uncertain future as winter approaches


Winter is coming and that means the homeless are under a weather bullseye again.

Recently, a homeless encampment in Elkhart sprung up on land that was up for redevelopment. This week, a homeless camp in South Bend faces an unclear future as the weather begins to change, according to the South Bend Tribune.

Dozens of homeless are living under the railroad viaduct on South Main Street, which will go under redevelopment soon. They face housing challenges due to failure to meet a number of criteria. In some cases, that includes addiction and mental challenges.

There is a plan in the works to secure zoning for a group home, which hopefully will be ready by mid-November. In addition, the South Bend Heritage Foundation is working on a solution of their own.

A proposed permanent site would not be ready for another year.

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