Carlsbad to get official tent city for homeless residents

Tent City

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – The city of Carlsbad is set to provide homeless residents with another place to stay as it prepares to open up a tent city.

The Current-Argus reports that Carlsbad Community of Hope is scheduled to open the tent city on June 16. The action comes after the City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the area from an industrial district to one available for commercial use on Tuesday.

Project organizer Robert Jacquez says homeless residents will have access to shelter as well as a resource center offering a variety of services, including haircuts, educational classes and mental health support.

The tent city will have 30 tents for people who have filled out necessary paperwork to prove that they are homeless. Residents will be able to stay for 90 days.

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