Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fresno's Eco-Village Pioneers Homeless Housing Concept

A pioneering, new concept for homeless housing was officially launched in Fresno Sunday. The Eco-Village Project is headed by a world renowned architect and powered by local volunteers. The project promotes humane housing in a green and sustainable setting for people who might otherwise inhabit the streets. The project also aims to facilitate vocational training and access to health services. There are several thousand homeless people in Fresno. A city program provides housing units for a few hundred of them. Last year the city dismantled the last of the unofficial homeless encampments. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian Reports from Fresno.