Agreement to end legal battle over Hamiton tent cities

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The city and community advocates have reached an agreement that will end the legal battle over tent cities.

Both parties agree the encampments are a symptom of the national housing crisis and tents are not the solution.

The agreement calls for homeless advocates and the city to continue to engage provincial health authorities to help people who need more supports other than a municipal shelter.

In a release, the city says data suggests about 25 to 30 pecent of Hamilton's homeless population have those higher complex needs.

The city says it  has committed to a personalized approach to enforcement of the bylaws as it relates to those that require a more personalized approach.