Nearly three dozen departments will work together to combat the rise, which happened in totally new areas of the city.
The shutdown, ostensibly because of zoning issues, is a loss to many in the neighborhood.
Still waiting for permanent homes, several people moved from Center City are unhappy with their new surroundings.
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The funding designated for contingency sites is not flexible, city officials said.
A private prison company runs one of the temporary sites where residents are being relocated.
As shutdown deadline looms, 175 residents in Philly’s COVID prevention sites still need permanent housing
Anyone who hasn't found a place to live after Dec. 15 will be offered temporary shelter, say officials, who've successfully placed 50 people so far.
Anthony Thomas, who previously lived at the Parkway protest camp, was discovered in his room over Thanksgiving weekend.
There’s now a “repair or demolish” order on the Rodeway Inn, which is in a historic Center City property.
The 30 beds at the first site sometimes fill up, officials said, with people from shelters or those experiencing homelessness.
Philly installing public restrooms and sinks at City Hall and Love Park, plus hundreds more free meals
Marked by colorful decals, the sites are intended to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading among people on the street.