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The Downtown Council Is Proposing A Temporary Camp To Help People Living On Kansas City Streets

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Carlos Moreno
KCUR 89.3
A man uses a small area for an encampment near the Paseo and I-70, where several small homeless camps have popped up recently.

Could a temporary homeless camp near the Paseo help people stay warm this winter? A member of the Downtown Council hopes so.

The Kansas City homeless population could be approaching Great Depression levels because homeless shelters can't take in as many people during the pandemic.

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