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Ann Arbor Homeless Tent Community Expect Eviction Within A Week

Camp Serenity
Andrew Cluley
89.1 WEMU

A homeless tent community in southeast Ann Arbor will likely be cleared out within a week after the property owner gave police authority to move forward with eviction.  At the camp preparations for the move are underway.

About a handful of homeless individuals remain at what they call Camp Serenity in the woods at the end of Burton Road near U-S 23. MISSION has been giving the camp assistance. President Sheri Wander says the people still at the camp are making plans. "Looking for new sites, talking with friends to see, you know, if there's any other options, and in the meantime still having a safe, dry place to go to in their tent," Wander says.

Wander says MISSION continues to accept donations of winter camping gear so they will have some supplies if anything gets lost in the eviction.

Police Chief John Seto didn't respond to a request for comment.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at734.487.3363 or email him    

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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