REPORT: Governor vows to open shelter for homeless after camps in city cleaned up

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday announced that the state would be opening a temporary shelter to house the homeless outside Austin after the cleaning up of camps in the city sparked backlash.

The Associated Press reports Abbott said the 5-acre camp will be located 3 miles outside Austin on state land near the airport.

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The camp will have portable restrooms, hand washing stations and local charities will provide food multiple times during the day, John Wittman, a spokesman for Abbott, told the news outlet.

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