The site where the homeless encampment that popped up in June has caused a bit of a stir in the Hoquiam community, at the Our Lady of Good Help Church.
Local residents are seeing the camp as a good thing in that it is helping the homeless, yet others are angry and one man even advertises that he acquired a concealed carry permit after his garage was broken into, although the man admitted that he was unsure whether the break-in was connected to the encampment.
The community response to these homeless encampments are generally negative, yet in past encampments there have been close to zero incidents, but the main issue that the community has is that they feel that they were not given proper notice that an encampment would come to their area. Other complaints site that it is too loud within that camp at night, and yet another complaint is that the location of the camp is dangerous in regards to it being right next to a route for kids to walk to school. The sources of the noise can be disputed, it's not necessarily the residents at the camp that are making the noise. The encampments are under control, and there is a group effort among the residents to make sure their camp is clean and healthy. The camp is set to move within 120 days.