SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. (FOX 11)
Residents in the San Fernando Valley say they're fed up with the growing number of homeless people in their neighborhoods.
People living on the street say skid row is not a safe place and that is why they are moving to different areas in the valley.
Linda, who's been homeless for 15 years and struggles with alcohol abuse, says if residents don't want to see them on the street, perhaps they should help.
More than 47,000 people are homeless in LA County, a 5.7% increase from a year ago, and voters recently passed a $1.2 billion measure to end homelessness by providing housing and services.
Terri and Amy Fowler say they understand why the residents in this area are upset. But they say most homeless people aren't committing crimes.
"If we had a home, we wouldn't want to see this around our home either, but really where do you go? People don't realize how close they are to being here. We didn't think we'd be here a couple of years ago," Amy Fowler says.
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