FORT MYERS, FLA — Those struggling with homelessness say they’re getting the boot once again, from outside of the Fort Myers Regional Library. The apparent decision comes just as the building prepares to reopen to the public on Tuesday.
“People from the library came and announced it amongst us. Some of us separate and some within a group and told us just be prepared to leave here on Tuesday,” said Rondan Keith.
Dozens have called the courtyard home during the COVID-19 pandemic because it was close to clean public toilets and showers, and because all area shelters are either closed or full.
“This area here was very well lit, it was clean. We had access to showers, bathrooms and it’s a safe environment for me,” said Keith.
As Fort Myers mayoral candidate, Jacquelyn McMiller spoke with some of the folks out there, we also learned a few stories: