Mecklenburg County Public Health issued an Abatement of Imminent Hazard Order to the owners of the property housing the North End Encampment and affecting individuals who reside at the Tent City located on 12th Street between Tryon and College. The Order was issued to help address immediate health risks to encampment residents due to rodent infestation on the property. The Order is effective today at 5 p.m. February 16th.
Where will these folks go? The Order states that within 72 hours residents are required to vacate the property and property owners are required to clean the property so that rodent eradication can begin. As a result of the Order, the County is working with community partners to expand existing shelter capacity and provide additional accommodations and support for encampment residents. These accommodations will include what is offered to all shelter residents such as access to mental health and substance use services, housing navigation, and case management.