Denver To Evict Homeless From Camps

March 7, 2016
Photo: Homeless, Denver, Piles Of Belongings Outside Catholic Charities
Sacks, shopping carts, roller bags, cardboard and platic boxes piled up along Denver's Park Avenue West outside Catholic Charities., on Monday, March 7, 2016.

Beginning on Tuesday, the city will begin removing items like tarps and other property and take the items to a storage facility, where owners will have 30 days to reclaim them.

The city says the improvised campsites on downtown sidewalks and other public properties pose a health and safety risk.

According to the Denver Post, support groups for the homeless say many people don't want to stay in shelters, even though there is enough room, because they are concerned about sanitation and having their freedom restricted by house rules.