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Justin Hicks / WVPE

Some South Bend council members joined residents of the city’s Monroe Park neighborhood Friday night to tour an area nearby that has been a homeless encampment. 

Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE Public Radio

South Bend residents and members of the Monroe Park Neighborhood Association are calling on City officials to immediately open a 24-hour homeless shelter. This is in response to what residents say is an ongoing homelessness problem in South Bend.

Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE Public Radio

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — People living near a South Bend church where the homeless have formed a tent encampment on the property are asking the city to shut it down. The Monroe Park Neighborhood Association is pushing for immediate action from the city, hoping Mayor James Mueller comes up with an alternative to the tents. According to the South Bend Tribune, Mueller said he would look into establishing an emergency shelter funded by the city, but has made no progress.

Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE Public Radio

South Bend Mayor James Mueller and the Common Council discussed possible solutions for the City’s homeless population during a meeting Tuesday night. This comes after a heated confrontation between police and protestors at a homeless camp Tuesday afternoon

Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE Public Radio

The homeless who are staying in tents near downtown South Bend were given until 10 a.m. Tuesday to disperse. But they didn’t start leaving until late this afternoon resulting in protests and police being called to the scene. 

Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE Public Radio

The City of South Bend is in the beginning stages of coming up with short-term and long-term solutions for the City’s homeless population. This comes in the wake of a homeless tent city that recently popped up near downtown South Bend.