Gold Creek Homeless Camp

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Eugene Graham, who calls himself the Traveler, talks about living in a homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Eugene Graham, who calls himself the Traveler, talks about living in a homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Eugene Graham, who calls himself the Traveler, props up a trap over his tent encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Homeless encampment on property belonging to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The Authority will give campers a two-weeks notice to vacate the area starting Tuesday.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Description

 cold rain fell on the land at the mouth of Gold Creek, near the Coast Guard facility on Egan Drive, also known as the Juneau subport, on Friday. Tents, tarps and makeshift shacks, tucked between the alder and willow trees, formed a line stretching away from the road.

About 10 to 12 people currently call this spot, owned by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, their home.

In the next two weeks, however, those people will have to find another place to sleep.

The Trust Authority is clearing the area out because it intends on leasing part of the property in question and is preparing the land for that purpose, according to a Friday email from City and Borough of Juneau spokesperson Lisa Phu.

Read more here: http://juneauempire.com/news/local/2017-08-18/homeless-gold-creek-being-forced-vacate

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