City to start discouraging homeless camps
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Manchester will soon begin eliminating bathrooms, meal deliveries and other support services that have caused several homeless camps to swell during the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials said Wednesday.

Mayor Joyce Craig and key officials said they hope to draw the encampment residents into shelters that have been outfitted for social distancing.

Craig made the announcement on a Facebook Live conversation with Fire Chief Dan Goonan and Public Health Director Anna Thomas.

“This is the No. 1 priority for all of us right now,” Thomas said. “We’re hoping to remove the support for the encampments in the next few weeks.”

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