St. Louis County (KSDK) - The latest attempt to create a homeless encampment has been blocked as part of a compromise with homeless advocates.
St. Louis city officials have shut down several encampments this year. So one group tried to set up a new tent city in north St. Louis County Saturday, but it was shutdown over code violations. However, the leader of the effort, Rev. Larry Rice, says county officials did offer some solutions in return.
The homeless who were supposed to be staying in "Integrity Village" Saturday night stayed at area hotels and shelters instead, and the county is paying the bill.
Rice says health and human services officials also helped offer up some long-term solutions including looking for a space that would meet code for a homeless encampment.
The two groups also talked about making plans for a new shelter in the county.