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Homeless in Maritime Heritage Park causing concern

Homeless in Maritime Heritage Park causing concern

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor, Kylie Wade

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Homeless people often hang around Maritime Heritage Park making some visitors anxious.

Hans Erchinger-Davis with the Lighthouse Mission says people often ask them what the Lighthouse Mission is doing to about it.

He says they try to reach out to people as much as they can, but there’s only so much they can do.

 

He says many of them do come for the daily meal, but don’t want to stay because of the mission’s requirements.

A task force looking at homelessness for Bellingham’s Mayor Kelli Linville came up with some suggestions for the park.

It says the biggest goal should be to make more people feel safe visiting the park.

They call for more performances at the amphitheater and installing a playground, more lighting and security cameras.

They also say it would be helpful to have social service providers there, as well as a stronger police presence.

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