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5 years 1 week 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...

5 years 1 month 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 month 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 month 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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