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4 years 11 months ago

Tent city doesn't help image

Last week the Colorado Springs City Council passed an ordinance to ban camping on public property. This is in response to many "tent cities" that have sprung up in this recession. A local real estate representative told News First 5 the tent city problem can be a negative for...

4 years 11 months ago

Detox for homeless starting to work

A city council vote on whether or not to enact a no-camping ordinance is just around the corner begging the question were will the homeless go? For around a month now the El Paso County Detox Facility has been taking homeless in as part of a sobering bed program. So...

5 years 5 days ago

Violence among homeless on the rise

It's an emerging problem in the already muddy waters of the no-camping ordinance debate. There's been a recent rash of violence among the homeless population. "The problem is becoming more and more obvious to the community." says Bob Holmes, a homeless advocate with Homeward Pikes Peak. "We do hear that...

5 years 1 week ago

Former Homeless Man Defies All Odds

It's no secret many of the homeless living in Colorado Springs have problems with drugs and alcohol. With the vote on the no-camping ordinance looming the question raised now is how and when can they find help? Homeless advocate Bob Holmes says it's a very personal decision. "They reach a...

5 years 1 week ago

"Tent City" getting worse by the day

It's a part of our community some would rather not talk about; the homeless camps along the creek beds. While it's never been a very clean community, the problem is getting worse as those camps grow. It's some of the most unsanitary conditions one could ever imagine. With the vote...

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