Questions remain as Phoenix's 'The Zone' is officially cleared out

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, November 6, 2023 - 11:05am

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Eleventh Avenue in downtown Phoenix was once densely packed with tents and makeshift shelters in "The Zone."

Phoenix officials say they’ve cleared the area downtown known as "The Zone," complying with a court order. According to the city, around 80% of people who had been living there accepted services, while some others opted to go to a different outdoor space the city opened.

But, lots of questions remain, including what’ll happen to the people who had been living in "The Zone," who’ve now been moved to other housing.

Phoenix's Office of Homeless Solutions Director Rachel Milne spoke with The Show to help try and answer some of those questions.

Rachel Milne
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Rachel Milne

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