The state has brought the last six people who were living under two I-95 overpasses in Pawtucket to nearby shelters, as reported by 12 News. The city and state granted the homeless individuals an order to move ten days ago, and Monday was the deadline to comply. R.I. Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor’s office is providing outreach social workers and housing advocates to ensure a smooth transition for the homeless individuals. The individuals cooperated and moved peacefully, and the city and Rhode Island Department of Transportation are now working to clear the encampments. Governor Dan McKee stated that it is a safety issue for people to live outside, especially on the side of a highway, and a shelter is a better solution. The city and state have worked together to establish a new center on Main Street to provide support for those experiencing homelessness. McKee expressed his pleasure that they are moving forward, and individuals are in better shape than they were at that point in time.

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