Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin unveils homeless imitative
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The mayor of Fresno is asking residents to donate $1.00 a month to help the homeless get off the streets. During a pilot program last summer, 103 homeless people moved into permanent housing. 80% of those people involved with that program, are still in homes and off the streets. Swearengin says with the help of private citizens the city can see even more rapid results.
Mayor Swearengin said, "We've got 35 hundred people living on the streets of fresno so frankly if we get real aggressive about this and helping people get off the streets we can see lasting visible difference on our streets."
The mayor also handed out cards to give homeless people who ask for money that lists services they can get by calling 2-1-1.
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