Baltimore homeless camp faces eviction under the JFX

Tony Simmons

I was walking under the JFX this afternoon. On my route to a meeting, I encountered Tony Simmons, advocate for the homeless. Simmons informed me that the homeless encampment was facing eviction. The JFX encampment is home to twenty or more homeless people.

Signs have been posted by Baltimore City giving them a 30 days’ notice.  Simmons said the city gave the reasoning of having to paint under the bridge. If that is truly the case, he asked me, “What about the farmer’s market? Will they have to move as well?”

In related news, Simmons also clued me on Baltimore City’s plans to build a fence around War Memorial Plaza to the tune of $200,000. “The homeless have nowhere to go!” stated Simmons.

Damien Haussling, Journey Home Board member’s commented on the proposed eviction, “I don’t see how this ends homeless. It just shifts it.”

Stay tuned for further updates on this story as they come in.

2 thoughts on “Baltimore homeless camp faces eviction under the JFX

  • August 24, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    This is truly shameful and a inhuman way of throwing money away in a non productive way.

  • June 15, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    This really saddens me I wish instead of trying to shoo off the homeless or spending so much on a fence they take that time and money and help them get back on their feet ……in a perfect world right?

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