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Proposal made to let employed homeless park on county land

May 11, 2019

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Advocates for homeless people are proposing that a Delaware county allow those who sleep in their cars but are employed park temporarily on government-owned property.

The Delaware State News report s advocates have asked Sussex County to use a portion of county-owned property on U.S. Highway 113 in Georgetown as a monitored parking and sleeping area for homeless people. They would have to be employed to park there.

Advocate Jim Martin says many people have jobs but can’t afford both a car and a home. He says they choose their car because they must get to work.

County council members said the town of Georgetown would also have to be involved in the decision.

Sussex County has scheduled a public forum on May 21 to discuss the area’s housing needs.

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Information from: Delaware State News, http://delawarestatenews.net