Minneapolis tent encampment gets reprieve after residents, volunteers organize
March 2, 2021
Homeless encampments have popped up and come down repeatedly in the last nine months at sites around the Twin Cities. But at the Near North encampment in Minneapolis, a strong community bond and help from neighborhood volunteers may lead to something more lasting.
With the city delaying its eviction notice indefinitely, organizers at the encampment think they're on a path to permanent housing for all its residents.
"The aim is to have enough time and access to resources to purchase a building that the residents here can have a hand in creating," said Mandla Xaba, a resident of the Near North encampment.