By Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje
Once residents of three near-downtown neighborhoods got over the immediate shock in 2007 that the city's huge $100 million homeless center would be built close to their homes, their worries began.
Would an influx of homeless people trigger an increase in crime? What would happen to their quality of life when hundreds of strangers came to Haven for Hope?
Haven and city officials assured them steps would be taken to guard against any negative impact.
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