Las Vegas has always had people experiencing homelessness. Every city has them. But there’s a twist now that we’re seeing throughout Las Vegas: more people living in vehicles.
There are reports of more RVs, SUVs and vehicles parked at night along Charleston Boulevard on the way to Red Rock Canyon.
There are a number of reasons for that.
Homeless numbers appear to be growing because affordable housing is extremely rare. Rents, which we’ve talked about here, are sky high.
Shelters are housing more people, and shelter curfews often make it hard for people holding regular job hours to stay in them.