Karl—A Story of
When Karl played basketball for Los Angeles Harbor College, he never imagined he would be homeless in Fresno 30 years later. Karl admits he took the wrong path—one that landed him in prison for 11 years. He knew it would be difficult to find work, but for 80 days after his release he tried to find a job before leaving Los Angeles. In January 2011, he jumped on a bus for Seattle to live with a friend and look for work. On a two-hour layover in Fresno, he decided this was the place for a fresh start.Full Story »
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Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, that a $275,518 federal grant had been awarded to the Fresno Housing Authority in order to provide permanent housing and other supportive services for 50 homeless veterans in the Fresno area.
The Fresno Housing Authority will partner with the VA’s Central California Health Care System to provide support to eligible veterans using the grant funding.
“This funding will help the City and our partners in our proactive efforts to seek long-term, effective solutions to chronic homelessness,” Mayor Swearengin said. “Our Ten-Year Plan centers on providing people with housing quickly and then providing the services necessary to help the individual achieve independence. This grant aligns perfectly with that effort and allows us to help veterans who have made such incredible sacrifices for our country.”more stories...
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