Homeless advocates, faith leaders and those who are homeless themselves call on NH to stop state from evicting people camping on state land
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Advocates for the homeless, faith leaders and homeless people themselves are calling on New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to stop the state from evicting people camping on state land.
Close to 100 people turned out for a rally at the New Hampshire Statehouse Tuesday speaking out against the recent efforts to evict homeless people who are camping on public lands in the Concord-area. They also called for real solutions to address homelessness.
Last week, a lawyer for the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of three homeless men who said they were kicked off their campsites in Concord.
State officials have not commented on the lawsuit. A hearing is set for May 20 at Merrimack County Superior Court.