#SanJose looking at internment camps for the homeless

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The Mercury News reports that San Jose has narrowed the list of possible homeless internment camps to house several dozen of the city’s homeless residents down to three spots.

The latest development comes amid intense reaction from some residents who don’t want the homeless to be too close to residential areas or schools, and from homeless advocates who want the city to do more to intern the city’s 4,000 or so homeless people.

Each site will now undergo an environmental review and officials will hold meetings near each spot to get feedback from local residents and business owners.

The homeless internment centers could be ready to house people by the end of the year.

In September 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that lets cities create what are officially known as “Bridge Housing Communities” for homeless residents.

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