Reports Friday identified two people squatting in an illegal wooden structure on public property along Silver Creek in New Albany. Several agencies have investigated the situation. After inspection of the structure and site, it was determined to be unsafe and unsanitary.
Their personal belongings were returned, and the unsanitary and unsafe structure has been demolished. The City, working in cooperation with the New Albany Township Trustee, which aids those in need, offered them temporary housing. In addition, several other outreach organizations have been assisting and temporary housing has been arranged.
Please see previous posts and public communications concerning this matter: https://newalbanycityhall.com/home/2019/7/28/mayor-gahan-provides-information-about-homeless-assistance-in-new-albany?fbclid=IwAR3H-VqPZoxAJ419kvDlgwZ2mGNU1D7mYlqbOgBfV-6qZho0nJv8K6ZVSKI