Decatur Native Helping Out Those Living in Tunnels Under Las Vegas

There’s a great piece by Bill Banks in the AJC this morning about Decatur native and once-DHS point guard Matt O’Brien, who’s lived in Las Vegas the past 13 years working as writer/journalist and doing good work “Beneath the Neon”.

According to the article, up to 1,000 people are living in the underground flood channels under Las Vegas at any given time.  As Banks states, after O’Brien did a series for the Las Vegas alt-weekly paper eight years ago about this hidden population, it became his “obsession”.  He documented their lives, culminating in a book, “Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas“.  He also started a partnership with a group that assists the homeless to help get these folks out of the tunnels.

Good stuff.

h/t: Next Stop…Decatur