- Associated Press - Saturday, September 6, 2014

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Many homeless could be sleeping in tents after the People’s Charity Clinic was told that its shelter was not up to code.

WTOK-TV report (https://bit.ly/1pXQXih) volunteers spent Friday morning moving into downtown building, but the city says building doesn’t meet safety standards.

Community Development Director John McClure says that if the clinic meets basic requirements, it can house only eight people.

Clinic Director Christie Rainer says her original plan was to put as many as 40 bedrooms in the building. But adding that many will require adding doors, showers and bathrooms.

Rainer suggested that she may pitch a tent in a grassy area next to the building and let homeless people sleep outside, where building codes would not apply.


Information from: WTOK-TV, https://www.wtok.com

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