ROCHESTER, N.Y.- News10NBC has been reporting on the city’s efforts to clear a homeless camp on Loomis Street.
That’s gone, but some tents have popped up on nearby Joseph Avenue and it has residents like Nina Becoats Gaines fed up.
“Hello?” Becoats Gaines said. “Hello? Hi, how are you? I’m a property owner in this area. You having your tents that’s not acceptable. You have to find somewhere else because I’m going to call the police.”
Instead of calling the police to force them to leave, she met Michael. Nina wanted to know why he was living in a tent.
“I’m addicted to a drug,” Michael said. “I have a physical dependency to a drug that my brain doesn’t compute. Putting a roof over my head is more important than the drug.” Learn more