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SE Las Vegas Residents Voice Concerns About Nearby Homeless Encampments, Call for Solutions

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 24, 2024 2:21 pm

Las Vegas, NV – Residents in the Greenridge community, located near Russell Road and Mountain Vista Street in southeast Las Vegas, are raising concerns about the presence of homeless encampments situated nearby in a wash area.

Residents’ Shares Concerns:

  • Residents like Anna express fear and inconvenience due to the encampments, citing concerns for their children’s safety and the overall impact on their community.
  • The presence of trash and tents along the wash is a source of discomfort and raises questions about sanitation and potential hazards.
  • Residents feel the current approach of clearing the encampments without addressing the root causes is ineffective.

Community Calls for Action:

  • Residents emphasize the need for more resources to help individuals experiencing homelessness find permanent housing and access necessary support services.
  • They express hope for a more comprehensive solution that addresses both the immediate concerns and the underlying causes of homelessness.

Current Initiatives:

  • The County has established the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center downtown and a navigation center on the east side of town.
  • An opioid treatment center is planned for the northeast side.

Unanswered Questions and Ongoing Dialogue:

  • Residents await a response from County Commissioner Jim Gibson regarding their concerns and potential solutions.
  • The article emphasizes the need for further dialogue between residents, local authorities, and support organizations to find sustainable solutions that address the needs of both the community and those experiencing homelessness.

Credits: 8 News Now

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