Homeless tents in community garden

Tents for the homeless set up by Amistad Catholic Worker in New Haven, May 15, 2014.
Tents for the homeless set up by Amistad Catholic Worker in New Haven, May 15, 2014.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Tents set up for the homeless in a New Haven community garden may not stay for for long.

The tents were put up Thursday at the Rosette Street Community Garden by Amistad Catholic Worker after a homeless overflow shelter shut down, leaving about 100 men out on the streets.

Banner for Amistad Catholic Worker.
Banner for Amistad Catholic Worker.

The City of New Haven tells News 8 that it isn’t happy about the tents and says they are not a practical solution.

Amistad Catholic Worker says the tent city proves a valuable point when it comes to finding a place for the homeless to stay.

The Rossette Street Community Garden says it supports the effort to help the homeless, but the garden needs to be used for gardening.

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