The City of Reno’s Clean and Safe Team has increased clearings of large homeless camps over the last few weeks.
Mayor Hillary Schieve said Tuesday she wants an emergency declared for the rise of homelessness in the area, particularly for encampments along the Truckee River.
The City’s Clean and Safe Team conducted a cleaning of a small camp of about a dozen people experiencing homelessness near the intersection of West Fourth Street and Stoker Avenue on Thursday.
Reno Police Officers today prevented local journalists from This Is Reno, Our Town Reno and KRNV from documenting the cleanup of homeless encampments along the Truckee River.
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting houseless individuals who are in different stages of recovery for substance use.
A video circulating online is stirring outrage over what homeless advocates are calling the abhorrent treatment of houseless individuals camping near the Truckee River.