- Associated Press - Friday, January 15, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A city of 75 tents where the homeless live has sprung up beneath an interstate ramp in Charleston, but a compromise has ended plans to add a small structure to the encampment.

Local media outlets report organizers wanted to put up a building of wood, tarpaper and windows but in a compromise Thursday, the tiny house was moved to another site on city-owned land.

The land where the tent city has sprung up is not far from the homeless shelter in Charleston and is largely on right of way owned by the state Transportation Department.

A department official says nobody likes the encampment and it’s not a long-term solution for homelessness. He says DOT has not asked that anyone be removed from the site and that’s not the department’s intention.

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