Homelessness is a chronic problem in cities throughout the United States. Many cities approach the social issue of homelessness in different ways. More and more U.S. cities are using sterner tactics to combat this problem by banning the presence of homeless camping sites in specific city areas. In Phoenix, in an area referred to as Roosevelt Row, a new ordinance banning the presence of homeless camping sites has been passed. City officials defend the judgment declaring that the decision was made not only to protect local drivers, but also a step in addressing the homelessness crisis and the need to provide resources and relocation to homeless shelters for the homeless population.