TACOMA, Wash. — The city of Tacoma plans to remove another homeless camp, this one on East 11th Street near the Hylebos bridge in the Tideflats area.
Removal of the camp, where 15-20 people are living, is expected to begin Friday, May 27, the city said in a news release Friday. Officials will post 72-hour notices there on Tuesday, May 24.
“The City is taking this action to respond to environmental impacts and the health and safety of people living in the encampment,” according to the news release. “Garbage and debris removal will happen after the encampment is unoccupied, and staff will continue to provide resources and notice to individuals on the site prior to the encampment removal.”
Tacoma police and homeless outreach agencies will participate in the removal.
It will be the eighth camp removal by the city this year, with the most recent coming May 18 at South 9th and 11th streets near People’s Park on Hilltop. The News Tribune’s Matt Driscoll previously reported that there were seven such sweeps in all of 2021.