Volunteers and case workers in Dallas have started the process of relocating more than 300 homeless people from a large camp near downtown Dallas.
The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance was interviewing residents at the so-called "Tent City" under the Interstate 45 bridge on Monday. The city ordered the area cleared out by May after two murders happened there in a month.
Case workers said with homeless shelters being at capacity, it’s been a struggle to keep more people from moving into the tent city.
“For every person we've housed, another 20 people have moved in so we know that tent is too large, its unsafe, it’s not good for the neighborhood or the businesses and it’s not good for the residents who are living under here,” said Cindy Crane, president of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance.
Six case workers have been reassigned to work in the area through the first week of May. The city has also asked charity groups to stop handing out food and supplies in the area.