Listen Joel Kilgour of the advocacy group Loaves and Fishes in Duluth discusses the 'graffiti graveyeard'
The fate of an encampment of homeless people in the city of Duluth has become the heart of a community discussion about a growing homelessness problem there.
Advocates for homeless people worry that the perception of potential for violence would cause police to evict a camp of about a dozen people living in an area called "grafitti graveyard," under Interstate 35.
But city officials now say there is no such plan in the works. At a recent forum for candidates for Duluth City Council, all five candidates supported policies that would create options and ease restrictions on the homeless population.
Joel Kilgour of the advocacy group Loaves and Fishes in Duluth discusses the issue with MPR's Tom Crann of All Things Considered.