CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A local woman tells NBC Charlotte she's worried for her safety after finding a homeless camp near her work.
"I've had many approach me and it's a dangerous scary feeling," said Kim Athens.
NBC Charlotte got a firsthand look at that camp near Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood. Under the train tracks 50-something yards away from where a couple was taking engagement photos, there's a place some people consider "Tent City."
"Hello police," said a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer. "We've got supportive housing here."
With a police escort and members of a homeless outreach program, NBC Charlotte went tent-to-tent to see if anyone was home.
"I've got two kids and I'm waiting for paperwork from my wife," said a homeless man.
It's the people living here beneath the tracks that make Kim feel a bit uneasy.
"My safety concern here is that I've had several homeless people approach me as I'm trying to get gas," Athens said.
It's a feeling Kim says she's getting more often because there are more homeless camps popping up around her neighborhood.
"I always let them know that I have a gun in the truck just so they know it's in there," Athens said. "It's just not safe and it shouldn't be that we have to live like this."