Data: 'Significant racial inequities' in Missoula's homeless system

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The Temporary Safe Outdoor Space, a sanctioned camp for the homeless, has been operating at an average capacity of around 25 residents every day since its inception in December 2020.

BEN ALLAN SMITH, Missoulian David Erickson

The sanctioned camp for homeless people near Buckhouse Bridge in Missoula has been operating at an average capacity of around 25 residents every day since it was created in December of 2020, according to Emily Armstrong, the city’s Reaching Home program manager.

The Temporary Safe Outdoor Space, as the site is called, was created during the pandemic with the help of United Way of Missoula County, Hope Rescue Mission, the Human Resource Council, the county and the city.

“And more initiatives are coming down the pike as we see a greater need at both the city and county level,” Armstrong said, noting that city and county staff are reviewing possible locations for more sanctioned camps as part of Operation Shelter.

She and other housing experts with the city, the county and the Poverello Center

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