Homeless face losing refuge in county garage – via The Democrat & Chronicle

“The dark corners of the Civic Center parking garage are the closest thing Nathan Prasad has to a home. The concrete floor is his bed.

“Unemployed and battling drug addiction, Prasad, 23, is one of about a dozen homeless men and women who take shelter in the Monroe County-owned garage on cold nights. Some have come, off and on, for years or even decades.

“The garage was privatized in 2003 and is owned by Civic Center Monroe County Local Development Corp., which is a nonprofit company created by county officials to take ownership of county assets.

“Now, amid what operators say are growing customer complaints and declining sanitary conditions, the encampment is facing closure.”

See more here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/11/02/homeless-face-losing-refuge-in-county-garage/3393441/

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