Homeless Camp Near Caltrain on Notice

About 50 people living in tents near Fourth and King streets will be removed.

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    They don't have a home to go to -- but they can't stay here.

     San Francisco city officials are working to evict a "makeshift tent encampment" near Fourth and King streets by Caltrain property, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
    City officials and homeless advocates are arguing over what to do with the roughly 50 people who live there now, according to the newspaper.
    The camp has a garden and no violence or hygiene problems, according to the Coalition on Homelessness. But there are kids living at the camp, according to Bevan Dufty, who is Mayor Ed Lee's homeless czar. Ergo, city workers will begin visiting the camp on Tuesday, trying to convince the "campers" to accept city shelter beds, move into supportive housing, or "return to their hometowns," the newspaper reported.
    UPDATED: The original story first posted on Tuesday stated Caltrain wanted to build a fence and that the camp was on Caltrain property. On Wednesday, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn told NBC Bayt Area  that Caltrain has no plans to build a fence, and that the encampment is not on Caltrain property. She said Caltrain was never contacted for the original story.