2010-07-01 / Local & State

Eviction Deadline Extended At Pa. Homeless Camp

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Homeless residents of a tent camp in Harrisburg have more time to clear out.

Approximately half the 30 or so people living on a 10- acre tract of land have left as of Friday. That was the original deadline given by police.

But the property management company that oversees the land for its owners says the deadline has been pushed back to July 7.

The camp has been located in a wooded area along South Front Street for about 15 years.

A spokesman for Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson says the eviction notices weren’t the idea of city officials or police, but officers must act on complaints.

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