Tent City Residents Being Evicted
GAINESVILLE-- The latest version of gainesville's "tent city" is being evacuated.
Residents of tent city have until have until tomorrow night to pack up and move out.
Tomorrow night at eleven fifty nine p.m. is when the old tent city property officially becomes illegal to live on.
Gainesville police say they have been out there for several months getting people ready for the move.
The owners of the property has pushed back the eviction deadline multiple times waiting for the market place to open but between wanting to sell the land and some problems with crime in the area they thought it was time to get people off their land.
The homeless have a couple different options of where to go.
Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department PIO "some of them have dispersed to the pavilion at the grace market place, and some of them have made use of the wooden area and others have moved to other parts of the city."
The owners of tent city will be posting no trespassing signs on tuesday which will allow officials to be able to go in and make trespassing arrests for anyone still there after that.
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