With the deadline looming for Victoria homeless campers to vacate the city’s courthouse lawn, a handful remain on site.
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Former camper Jamie Green says officials have fenced off the park and are preventing anyone new from entering.
But she worries some remaining campers may not make it into housing tomorrow.
“The people that are marginalized even on the street, I worry about them because I know a lot of them didn’t know about the three days intake that they did for this building. So I’ve been having to encourage them to go down to the office themselves and talk to senior management about getting put on the list.”
Many more homeless people going unaccounted for
She says while it looks like there will be plenty of room at the new facility, she’s worried about the hundreds more who remain on Victoria’s streets.
“Everyone who was on tent city the last four months or so it seems like there’s going to be enough for that, but we could have had had five, ten tent cities with the numbers of homeless that we have in Victoria.”
Last month, the B.C. supreme court ordered the tent city cleared by August 8th, with campers to move into a new Portland Hotel Society facility.
The first of those campers, including Green, moved in last week.