Phoenix street-sleeping ban leads to homeless camp in parking lot

Phoenix homeless shelters cannot keep up with demand after a ban on sleeping in the streets, and the Central Arizona Shelter Services responded recently by opening a parking lot to homeless people at night. The parking lot is a makeshift tent city for as many 244 people a night, many of whom have mental illnesses or behavioral problems. Service providers, however, worry that those sleeping in the lot are not receiving the long-term support they need.

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