Camp Hope in Yakima sticking around until possibly November

YAKIMA, Wash. - Your homeless neighbors will stick around at "Camp Hope" in Yakima for a little longer than expected.

Transform Yakima Together, a faith-based group will use $180,000 of a $416,000 grant to continue operating the temporary homeless camp.

The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments gave the group the money.

Organizers saying this will keep people off the streets.

"Some people are using it just for a place to lay their heads and get some shelter other people we're really glad to report are using it as a home base to really move forward with their lives," said Andy Ferguson with Transform Yakima Together.

The rest of the money will go towards a more permanent project.

They hope to house people in an indoor location once camp hope closes, possibly in November.



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