MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation gave notices to those staying at a Milwaukee homeless encampment known as “Tent City” to remove themselves and their property by the end of October. The notices were delivered on Friday, Oct. 4 at the encampment under the Marquette...
Some living in “Tent City” said the notices weren’t a surprise.
“It’s a pretty nice place,” said Antwan Lovell Harrison. “People get to live here.”
Antwan Lovell Harrison had been calling the area beneath I-794 home for a few months when FOX6 spoke with him Sunday, Oct. 6.
“I’m not surprised they were kicking anyone out,” he said.
“It’s kind of a bummer,” said a resident. “We all knew it was coming.”
“I just don’t really understand,” said a resident. “Are we that big of an eyesore?”
"...the Milwaukee Rescue Mission was among those trying to find the right balance in helping those living in the tents — working with other organizations to help pass out hygiene products to those in need. Officials said there’s room for people in need at their shelter near 17th and Kilbourn."
What isn't said is that the Milwaukee Rescue Mission is a hard-core, religious, right-wing outfit, heavily into preaching and kicking out people who just don't seem to measure up; very rigorous. Some would rather live elsewhere.