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Sandwiched between bridges on Second Avenue and Veterans Parkway in downtown Columbus is a vacant warehouse on a tract that covers an entire city block. For some Columbus residents, it’s home. And home is simply known as “The Ledge,” where about a dozen homeless people live with just enough roof and concrete to keep them out of the rain and beat back some of the winter wind. It is one of seven such encampments that advocates are working to eliminate. A group led by Home for Good: The Alliance to end Homelessness emptied a homeless community off of a Chattahoochee Riverwalk pavilion late last year. “The Ledge” is the next camp on the list as the advocates systematically address these communities and attempt to get those who live in them into shelter. With that shelter comes help for the issues that have led to the homelessness. Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com
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