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Homeless coalition eyeing private properties; City’s homeless have until Friday to vacate riverbed area

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Joel Wood of the Roswell Homeless Coalition explains the coalition’s proposal to utilize the shuttered Rivers of Life men’s and women’s facilities to house some of the city’s homeless. About 25 people attended Monday’s meeting at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, the latest in a flurry of public forums in recent months regarding homelessness. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

After proposals for homeless camps on different city properties fell through, the Roswell Homeless Coalition is offering a new idea to set up homeless sites on private properties formerly operated by Rivers of Life.