- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Dozens of homeless people remain in a tent city near an interstate ramp in Charleston although the city has said it wants the area cleared by March 31.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/1RGjy6R ) that about 70 tents still remain in the area where there were 100 earlier this year.

Two small sections of the encampment near Interstate 26 have been cleared in recent weeks.

The city has started a fund to raise money to pay for utility hookups and rental deposits to get the homeless into permanent housing.

But some residents of the tent city tell the newspaper the only communication they have had with Charleston officials has been a piece of paper telling them they must leave and listing resources that they already know about.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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