El Paso details challenges of accessing resources for the homeless during migrant crisis
UPDATE: Abc-7 spoke with El Paso's Coalition for the homeless and they told us shelter systems are inadequately funded as it is. They said the additional number of migrants further strains their resources.
The organization said it would be a great help if more landlords were willing at take in homeless people, which would free up space at the shelters. They said removing barriers like whether someone has identification would go a long way in assisting.
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) - An El Paso resident who has been living on the streets of downtown for several months says he's been struggling to find resources during the migrant crisis.
Mike Madrid told ABC-7 he's had a tough time getting into a shelter because most are full.
"I mean, it's like I call every other day and it's the same scenario right now. We don't have space, you know, because a lot of migrants were being transitioned through these shelters that have the proper paperwork."
Madrid added: "I wonder, you know, what's happening within our own city, you know, within our own city council, like, what are we doing to help the homelessness here in El Paso if we can open up the doors for, you know, the individuals that are coming in from these countries."
ABC-7 is reaching out to the city and homeless shelters, to see how they're providing for the city's homeless population. Check back on this story to see what they say.