Officials in Denver are planning to evict people from homeless camps that have popped up around homeless shelters and in public places.

Beginning on Tuesday, the city will begin removing items like tarps and other property and take the items to a storage facility, where owners will have 30 days to reclaim them.

The city says the improvised campsites on downtown sidewalks and other public properties pose a health and safety risk.

According to the Denver Post ( ), support groups for the homeless say many people don't want to stay in shelters, even though there is enough room, because they are concerned about sanitation and having their freedom restricted by house rules.


Information from: The Denver Post,