Proposal to make Yakima homeless camp year-round

Proposal to make Yakima homeless camp year-round
Proposal to make Yakima homeless camp year-round

A homeless encampment on city land could be allowed to operate year-round for the next two years.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the proposal comes with a caveat — residents would have to vacate the camp every five months.

Transform Yakima Together, the faith-based group that runs Camp Hope, has asked the Yakima City Council to allow it to operate the temporary camp year-round, instead of the mid-March to mid-November dates originally agreed upon.

The proposed amendments to Transform Yakima's lease would allow the camp to operate for five months, followed by a period of vacancy between two weeks to 45 days.

The Yakima City Council is expected to vote on the idea at its Tuesday meeting.

This article was written by cool news network.

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