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'Tent city' draws concern for Albuquerque residents, business owners

BRITTANY COSTELLO
November 08, 2018 07:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— People who live and work near 3rd Street and Mountain in Albuquerque are concerned about a growing “tent city.”

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“We've had people defecate on our property, we've found used needles,” said David Lang, owner of Independent Vehicle Service. “We've had to get rid of our parts cars because they were breaking in and sleeping in them. We’ve had all sorts of issues.”

Lang said the transient traffic and camps make it difficult to operate a business in the area.

“We do get a lot of people up and down the street who are screaming, yelling, getting in fistfights out front so that does have an effect,” said Lang.

Brittney Grilli panhandles near Lang’s shop. Grilli admitted that life on the street makes people do things they shouldn't, in order to survive.

“Mainly I need a lot of money because I get kicked out of stores and stuff for stealing because I cannot afford to get anything,” she said.

City and county officials are looking into ways to help the homeless community.

But area residents and businesses say they too have been left out.

“We're noticing it get worse and worse, but what do you,” Lang asked.

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