Transportation firm to clear homeless camp near train tracks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Transportation company CSX says it’s going to clear out a Kentucky homeless camp whose population spiked this month when residents were forced from a nearby Louisville camp.

The Courier Journal reports CSX says it’s working with police to move residents to “safer living situations.”

The Louisville director of Resilience and Community Services, Eric Friedlander, says CSX wants residents off the private property near the train tracks by April 29.

He says CSX isn’t abiding by Louisville’s required 21-day camp clearing notice. He says he’s notified local outreach and advocacy groups.

Louisville cleared a camp on April 1 due to new homeless services and many residents moved to this camp. The city has funded stopgap measures including shelter beds, lockers and outreach staff, but funding ends in June.