Archive for July 19, 2009

In Fresno, California the first of three "tent cities" slated for dismantlement by city leaders has been officially closed.

At 9 a.m. this past Thursday, the last of its residents was moved off the property – which is owned by the Union Pacific Railroad – and the "gate was locked" an hour later.

City officials viewed it as a positive step forward in addressing Fresno’s homeless issue. In fact, they "celebrated" their success at having closed that specific tent city down.   (more…)