People living in homeless tent city near Ann Arbor being evicted

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    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) -

    It's a long trek through the woods to Camp Take Notice, the homeless tent city near I-94 and M-14 near Ann Arbor. About 75 people use the MDOT land as a makeshift home, but the state has ordered them all to leave and is putting up an eight foot chain link fence to keep people from coming back.

    "I'm spending $60,000 in taxpayer money to put a fence around here. Seems ridiculous to me when the camp costs nothing for land that they're not going to use for anything else," said Katie, who lives at the camp.

    Contrary to what Katie told us Thursday, we spoke MDOT's Jeff Cranson Friday, who confirm the cost of the tent is actually $13,000.

    The 30-year-old, who said she moved there after losing her job, is just one of the people being forced out because the state says residents have complained. Anyone caught at the camp as of Friday could be charged with trespassing.

    "We don't bother [anybody]. We don't have a problem with police. Some people have nowhere to go, and that was the whole point of this camp to have somewhere to go," said David Williams, who also lives there.

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