Homeless tents in community garden

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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