Burlington takes steps to help manage Sears Lane homeless encampment

Sears Lane encampment in Burlington's South End.
Sears Lane encampment in Burlington's South End.(WCAX)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 11:39 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 5:14 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington city leaders are trying to find people to help manage a homeless encampment on city property. A request for proposals has been released over the Sears Lane encampment.

Wednesday night, city leaders released a draft of their plan.

According to the document, they are looking for help managing the encampment and making it larger to accommodate a growing number of people looking for safe, unsheltered sleeping arrangements.

They’re also looking for help getting people into transitional or permanent housing.

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