Suitcases and bags with holes get rained on outside while being store for the homeless after eviction on the riverfront March 2023. Tent Mission STL

Homeless Belongings from Mass Riverfront Evictions Stored Outside, Damaged by Rain

The homeless riverfront community evicted last weekend was promised that their personal personal property that was taken from them would be safe and secure. However, the homeless soon found out that their belongings were stored outside without security and damaged by rain. Credit Tent Mission STL

ST. LOUIS, MO: Tent Mission STL reported that the homeless riverfront community in St. Louis, evicted Friday, March 10, was promised that their personal property taken from them would be safe and secure. However, the homeless soon found out that their belongings were stored outside without security and damaged by rain.

Sign paraphrased, “This is just another example of the relentless dehumanization of our unhoused neighbors. Imagine the city government comes to your home, steals your belongings, kicks you out with no help, and lies about what they’ve done with everything you own. Evictions are a form of psychological abuse, and this is yet another way to torment unhoused people even after eviction day passes.”

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Suitcases and bags with holes get rained on outside while being store for the homeless after eviction on the riverfront March 2023. Tent Mission STL
Suitcases and bags with holes get rained on outside while being store for the homeless after eviction on the riverfront March 2023. Tent Mission STL

It’s unfortunate when property belonging to homeless individuals gets destroyed, as they often lack the means to replace what they’ve lost. Losing personal belongings can be devastating, especially for those who are already struggling to meet their basic needs.

If you witness such an incident, you may want to consider offering your assistance, if possible. For example, you could offer to help the person find temporary housing, connect them with local resources for assistance, or donate clothing or other essential items. You could also reach out to local organizations that support homeless individuals to see if they can provide any assistance.

It’s unfortunate when property belonging to homeless individuals gets destroyed, as they often lack the means to replace what they’ve lost. Losing personal belongings can be devastating, especially for those who are already struggling to meet their basic needs.

If you witness such an incident, you may want to consider offering your assistance, if possible. For example, you could offer to help the person find temporary housing, connect them with local resources for assistance, or donate clothing or other essential items. You could also reach out to local organizations that support homeless individuals to see if they can provide any assistance.

In the long term, it’s important to work towards creating more comprehensive solutions to homelessness, such as increasing access to affordable housing and support services. This will not only help prevent incidents like property destruction from occurring but will also address the root causes of homelessness and provide individuals with the support they need to get back on their feet.