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What Happened To Residents Of Cincinnati's Tent City?

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Bill Rinehart
Several tents housing the homeless lined Third Street in Downtown Cincinnati in 2018.

It’s been one year since Cincinnati’s controversy over a tent city, which had popped up downtown on Third Street. The area, which served as a camp for people experiencing homelessness, became known as The Colony.

The camp was moved throughout the downtown area as 72-hour notices to evacuate were issued. Eventually, a city-wide ban was passed against homeless people sleeping outside. The camps disappeared, but the residents had to move on.

WCPO Digital Community Reporter Lucy May (@LucyMayCincy) recently followed up with some of the former residents to see how they’re doing now. In her reporting, she also explored what steps the city has taken since the ban went into effect.

Lucy May, along with former residents of The Colony, Sunshine and Darkness join Cincinnati Edition to discuss homelessness in Cincinnati.

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