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City Attempts to Begin Fixing 'Homeless Problem' in Savannah

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SAVANNAH, GA - The numbers are staggering, thousands of people a year congregating into what the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless call 'homeless camps.'

Mosquitos swarming, at least a ton of trash just thrown on the ground and alligators lurking just feet away from sleeping people -- no these aren't descriptions from a third world country, it's what we found right here in Savannah.

"The reality of it is though we don't have enough housing here," says Executive Director for the Authority for the Homeless, Cindy Murphy Kelley. "We know for example that convicted felons they cannot get into current housing and they do not have the ability to get jobs because most folks simply wont hire them."

For now many are being allowed to stay put -- but city leaders say it's only temporary.

One camp located right at the intersection of President st. and General McIntosh was intended to be cleared Saturday -- but rain delayed the process.

City leaders say once it's clear, the area will be used during construction that is going to be done to re-configure the intersection and raise President st. to fix flooding issues.
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