For the past year and a half, Janice and Harry Wascher have been dealing with an unusual problem and that was a homeless camp set up in their backyard.
"Anybody that was homeless thought they could come through the property. They were living down the alley," Janice said.
Their backyard lacked a fence so homeless were coming and going.
The couple said that they would even set up camp in their backyard and leave behind a big mess. One person even broke into their shed to sleep.
"At one point, my backyard was full of junk and the alley was full of junk but there was a lot of stuff that got put in the yard," Janice said.
Phoenix police routinely removed the homeless from the backyard, sometimes up to six times a day.
Finally, one officer decided something needed to be done. The officer reached out to local organizations including "19 North" to help find funding to build a fence.
Well, they managed to get everything donated and over a single day, they built the fence.
The police also helped to clear out all the junk from the alley.
Since the fence went up, the couple says they haven't had a problem.
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