Homeless encampments in Madison parks signal worsening housing crisis ahead
ozens of Madison homeless people, uprooted from their normal routines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have pitched their tents in McPike Park on the city’s east side. Others have set up camp in other city parks and at the Highway 30 underpass, raising concerns from residents and shining a light on a safety net that was overwhelmed before the pandemic.

While most of the camps are not officially authorized, city officials have largely opted to allow them and have officially permitted some. In a May emergency order aimed at reducing spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway allowed temporary encampments that meet certain criteria. The move aligned with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which advised that disrupting such camps could increase virus risk by sending people to new parts of the community...

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Ken Notes: Why not take some notes from
James A. Peterson Veteran Village and build a micro village for homeless vets in Madison. Or better yet team up with a developer to build micro apartments.



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