Charleston city officials: Tent City cleanup underway

Charleston city officials: Tent City cleanup underway

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston City officials say cleanup is underway at Tent City in Downtown Charleston.

As of Tuesday, city officials say there are 66 tents underneath the I-26 overpass.

That's down from 115 one month ago.

According to city officials, many of the homeless have moved to the nearby shelter at 180 Place or found housing through the help of homeless advocates.

They expect that tent city will be fully cleared by the end of March, which was Mayor Tecklenburg's goal when first announcing this initiative.

The plan was created in partnership with One80 Place homeless shelter, Lowcountry Homeless Coalition and others.

SCDOT, who owns the Tent City property began last month to clean-up debris and trash in the largest encampment site at the intersection of Meeting and Huger.

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