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Makeshift Bloomington homeless shelter comes down

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A makeshift Bloomington homeless shelter has come down ahead of a city deadline.
 
The Herald-Times reports parts of a large tent that had been serving as a homeless shelter were packed into a pickup truck minutes before the noon deadline Monday.
 
City officials had said the tent on West 11th Street sat on property that's zoned residential multifamily and not allowed for a temporary or permanent shelter.
 
Organizers erected the tent on land owned by Bloomington Urban Greenhouse and Shop because the city has no other low-barrier summer homeless shelters that don't turn away individuals who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A wintertime shelter has closed for the season, and a shelter that had operated the last three summers did not open this year.

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