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Homeless advocates demand action from city

Posted at 6:39 PM, Aug 13, 2020

BALTIMORE — Homeless advocates want action and answers from Baltimore City officials.

This came after advocates said four homeless people were killed and more people and families have become homeless during the coronavirus pandemic

The Belvedere Real Care Providers Network held a press conference Thursday morning outside of Baltimore’s City Hall.

Advocates said they're outraged and concerned about the status of the city's homeless populations, especially since the homeless services agency is still without a full-time director.

They want to know, where Baltimore City's Homeless Services are.

"Right now, this is a time where we are in the middle of a pandemic, we are a city in crisis right now, so we should be working on our social ills. We should be working closely with our street homeless individuals; we should be working with those sisters and brothers that are suffering with mental illness and substance abuse out here on the streets of Baltimore City."

Advocates want the immediate appointment of a director of homeless services.

They also announced a petition drive to offer the expertise of the network as a consultant to the city.