community stories for southern Nevada

Saving the neighborhood

Last spring, Neal Williams put bars in front of his door; he started saving money for security cameras. He joked that soon, there would be a retinal scanner to get in and out of the house.

But the situation in his neighborhood is serious. Theft is on the rise…graffiti…broken windows…It all started going downhill two years ago, when foreclosures led to empty homes.

Over the past few months, the Williams family realized it was time to start knocking on doors and building new connections with strangers. Sometimes fighting for the neighborhood means extending a hand.

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