Archive: Articles on Homelessness in Fresno

Archive: Articles on Homelessness in Fresno
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(Articles on homelessness in Community Alliance in chronological order)
updated April 8, 2018

City of Fresno Criminalizes Poverty
Monday, Sep 23rd, 2002

The City of Fresno Moves to Evict Homeless from Tent City
Saturday, Jan 31st, 2004

Down and Out in Fresno
Wednesday, Feb 4th, 2004

Homeless sweep in Fresno
Wednesday, Feb 4th, 2004

The H Street Encampment
Thursday, Feb 5th, 2004

Homeless attacks in Fresno Continue
Monday, Feb 16th, 2004

Don’t Get Drunk in Fresno!
A new proposal in Fresno calls for an outdoor drunk tank operated by an evangelical
Christian group Monday, Feb 16th, 2004

Fresno’s Tent City–The Mission’s View
Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2004

Why were the Homeless Attacked in Fresno?
Monday, Mar 29th, 2004

Concentration Camp for the Homeless
Thursday, May 6th, 2004

Outdoor Drunk Tank Established to Humiliate the Homeless
Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

An Update on the Outdoor Drunk Tank in Fresno
Saturday, Jul 3rd, 2004

Fresno Homeless Moved into Tool Sheds
Monday, Nov 22nd, 2004

Government Agencies Destroy Tent City
Friday, May 12th, 2006

Fresno Homeless Under Attack
Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Homeless Alert!
Wednesday, Jun 21st, 2006

Fresno Homeless Attacked and Insulted by City Workers
Thursday, Jun 22nd, 2006

Fresno Police Department Raid Homeless Encampment (Again)
Saturday, Jul 1st, 2006

National Action Network Helps the Homeless
Saturday, Aug 5th, 2006

Bulldozers, Barbed Wire, and Harassment for Fresno’s Homeless
Saturday, Aug 26th, 2006

The Crime of Pushing a Shopping Cart
Tuesday, Sep 19th, 2006

Shopping Cart Roundup
Wednesday, Oct 11th, 2006

Civil Rights Groups File Suit Against City of Fresno to Stop Raids Against
Homeless People

Tuesday, Oct 17th, 2006

Support Actions for the Homeless in Fresno
Tuesday, Oct 17th, 2006

A Victory for the Homeless in Fresno
Thursday, Oct 19th, 2006

Fresno Homeless Camp out at City Hall
Sunday, Oct 22nd, 2006

Homeless Group Told to Leave Public Land
Monday, Oct 23rd, 2006

Homeless Women Speak Out
Wednesday, Oct 25th, 2006

Jay and Geno are Homeless in Fresno
Thursday, Oct 26th, 2006

Attacks on the Homeless Continue in Fresno
Sunday, Nov 5th, 2006

More Homeless Women Speak Out in Fresno
Monday, Nov 6th, 2006

Homeless Stand Up for Their Rights in Court
Wednesday, Nov 8th, 2006

Homeless People told to Move On
Thursday, Nov 9th, 2006

We are all in this Together
Friday, Nov 10th, 2006

Homeless Case Heard in Fresno Federal Court
Saturday, Nov 18th, 2006

Preliminary Injunction Issued in Fresno
Wednesday, Nov 22nd, 2006

Transcript of hearing in Federal Court:

Part 1 (11-16-06)
Part 2 (11-17-06)
Part 3 (11-22-06)

City of Fresno Ordered to Uphold the U.S. Constitution
Thursday, Nov 23rd, 2006

Homeless People in Fresno Win a Victory – Face New Challenges
Friday, Dec 15th, 2006

Homeless in Fresno Ordered off “The Island”
Tuesday, Jan 2nd, 2007

Don’t the Fresno Police have Something Better to Do?
Saturday, Jan 6th, 2007

The King of G Street
Saturday, Jan 6th, 2007

The Mayor, the Broadcast and the Truth
Thursday, Feb 8th, 2007

City of Fresno Cleans up Homeless Encampment
Sunday, Feb 18th, 2007

Poor People Gonna Rise Up!
Friday, Feb 23rd, 2007

Portable Toilets for Fresno Homeless?
Tuesday, Feb 27th, 2007

Homelessness Marathon in Fresno Audio of event Chapter One
Friday, Mar 2nd, 2007

Fresno Homeless Win Another Round in Court
Monday, Mar 12th, 2007

Notice of Trespass and Clean-Up
Thursday, Mar 29th, 2007

Fresno Homeless Evicted
Thursday, Apr 5th, 2007

Mayor Alan Autry Undermines the Homeless
Tuesday, Apr 10th, 2007

Fresno Takes a Step Forward
Tuesday, Apr 17th, 2007

With Friends Like These . . .
Friday, Apr 20th, 2007

City of Fresno Continues to Destroy Homeless Peoples Property
Monday, Apr 30, 2007

The City of Fresno Votes to Install Portable Toilets for the Homeless
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Portable Toilets, a Dumpster, and 24 Hour Security
Thursday, May 17, 2007

New Homeless Evictions in Fresno
Monday, Jun 4th, 2007

The Hammer Comes Down
Tuesday, Jun 12th, 2007

Will the local media hold Alan Autry Accountable?
Wednesday, Jun 13th, 2007

City of Fresno Wants to make Camping a Crime
Monday, Jun 18th, 2007

Will Fresno’s Homeless People be put into a Concentration Camp?
Wednesday, Jun 20th, 2007

Street Heat on KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno
Friday, Jun 22nd, 2007

City of Fresno Evicts Homeless
Monday, Jul 2nd, 2007

Homeless Evictions Heat up in Fresno
Thursday, Jul 5th, 2007

Homeless Woman Arrested at McDonald’s
Sunday, Jul 8th, 2007

Mayor Autry, Stop Hurting the Homeless
Friday, Jul 13th, 2007

Arrest Sparks Protest at McDonald’s
Sunday, Jul 15th, 2007

What Happened to Pamela Kincaid?
Wednesday, Aug 8th, 2007

Justice for Pamela Kincaid
Saturday, Aug 18th, 2007

I Guess Sherri Just Can’t Stay Out of Trouble
Tuesday, Aug 21st, 2007

We Say Good Bye to Pam
Monday, Aug 27th, 2007

The Railroad Joins in a Tag Team Attack on Fresno’s Homeless
Tuesday, Sep 18th, 2007

KFCF 88.1 FM Radio Show about the Homeless in Fresno
Friday, Sep 28th, 2007

More Tool Sheds for the Homeless Approved by the Fresno City Council
Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2007

The City of Fresno’s New Plan to Eliminate the Homeless
Saturday, Oct 20th, 2007

Like a Grinch, City of Fresno Takes Homeless Peoples Property
Friday, Oct 26th, 2007

Fresno Underground
Sunday, Nov 11th, 2007

Is Mayor Autry Above the Law?
Saturday, Nov 17th, 2007

Homeless Encampment Targeted by the City of Fresno
Friday, Nov 23rd, 2007

City of Fresno Cleans-up the G Street Homeless Encampment
Friday Nov 30th, 2007

America Doesn’t Welcome Everyone Home For the Holidays
Monday Dec 10th, 2007

Homelessness Policy in Fresno – A Kinder and Gentler Plan?
Thursday Dec 13th, 2007

Lives of Fresno’s Homeless Honored
Sunday Dec 23rd, 2007

Is There Equal Justice Under the Law?
Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2008

Carissa Phelps Seeks Justice
Tuesday Feb 12th, 2008

Calhoun Targets the Homeless
Friday Mar 21st, 2008

Vigilantes, Poverty Pimps, and Bulldozers
Thursday Mar 27th, 2008

KFCF 88.1 FM Show on Homeless Issues in Fresno
Saturday Mar 29th, 2008

Mayor Admits City’s Homeless Plan is a Failure
Tuesday Apr 15th, 2008

Homeless Improve Their Lot
Friday May 2nd, 2008

Federal Judge Rules City of Fresno Violated the Rights of Homeless Residents
Tuesday May 13th, 2008

Fresno Homeless Residents Win Settlement Over City’s Destruction of Personal Property
Friday Jun 6th, 2008

Autry’s Day in Court
Tuesday Jun 10th, 2008

Heavy on the Sticks and Short on the Carrots
Thursday Jun 19th, 2008

Lawsuit Filed Against The Rescue Mission
Tuesday Jul 1st, 2008

Fresno’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness Approved
Tuesday Sep 9th, 2008

City of Fresno Evicts the Homeless
Friday Sep 26th, 2008

New Recycling Laws will Impact the Homeless
Sunday Oct 19th, 2008

March in Fresno Supports the Homeless
Sunday Oct 19th, 2008

The Madera Homeless Tell Their Story
Tuesday Dec 23rd, 2008

Homeless in Fresno Face Eviction
Sunday Jan 4th, 2009

Fresno Elected Officials Pledge to End Homelessness
Wednesday Jan 14th, 2009

Interview with Fresno’s New Homelessness Czar
Wednesday Jan 21st, 2009

Unequal Justice – The Tragic Case of Pam Kincaid
Tuesday Jan 27th, 2009

Homeless Man Beaten by Fresno Police Officers
Tuesday Feb 10th, 2009

Fresno Mayor Calls for an Independent Police Auditor
Thursday Feb 12th, 2009

Community Groups Respond to Police Beating of Homeless Man
Friday Feb 13th, 2009

Why Does McDonald’s Hate the Homeless?
Sunday Feb 15th, 2009

Fresno City Council Members Hold Press Conference About Police Incidents
Wednesday Feb 18th, 2009

Stop Preventable Foreclosures
Friday Mar 6th, 2009

Union Pacific Railroad Fences in Homeless Encampment
Wednesday Mar 11th, 2009

Hazmat Emergency Response Unit Arrives at Fresno Homeless Encampment
Tuesday Apr 7th, 2009

Storyland Motel Residents Evicted in Fresno
Thursday Apr 9th, 2009

Fresno Homeless Czar Speaks Out
Tuesday Apr 28th, 2009

Homeless Clean-up their Encampment with the help from the National Network
in Action

Saturday May 9th, 2009

Homeless Advocate = Terrorist Threat?
Saturday May 9th, 2009

Will the Victim of Fresno Police Beating be sent to Gulag?
Sunday May 24th, 2009

Punishing the Victim
Wednesday Jun 10th, 2009

Fresno Police Break Homeless Man’s Wrist
Friday Jun 12th, 2009

Punishing the Victim – the Continuing Saga
Friday Jul 3rd, 2009

Rescue Me
Saturday Jul 11th, 2009

Appeased Fresno?
Saturday Dec 5th, 2009

Criminalizing Poverty
Sunday Dec 13th, 2009

Speaking Up for the Homeless
January 1, 2010

Housing is a Human Right
January 1, 2010

Down, on the corner
Wednesday Jan 6th, 2010

Homeless Victory in Fresno
Wednesday Jan 6th, 2010

Fresno Homeless Fight for Justice
Tuesday Jan 26th, 2010

Fresno Homeless Fight for Justice Part 2
Wednesday Jan 27th, 2010

Police Evict the Homeless in Fresno
Thursday Jan 28th, 2010

Clean Sweep
Friday Jan 29th, 2010

When Shoestrings Become Untied
February 1, 2010

Outrage of the Month
February 1, 2010

Not Even a Manger for Fresno’s Homeless
February 1, 2010

One City Distraction After Another
February 1, 2010

It’s All Just an Illusion
February 1, 2010

War on the Poor. . . Continues in Fresno
Friday Feb 5th, 2010

A Walk Through Fresno’s Downtown Homeless Encampments
Sunday Mar 7th, 2010

Art Dyson talks about Eco-Villages
Saturday May 29th, 2010

“The Gathering” Statewide Homeless Memorial Event
June 1, 2010

Special Section in the Community Alliance newspaper – How to End Homelessness in Fresno
Articles include: Food Not Bombs 14 Years Strong, Why Fresno First Steps Home?, Squatting Is the Answer, Eco-Villages Can House the Homeless: An Interview with Art Dyson, We Need a Movement to End Homelessness
July 2010

Homeless Queer Kids-They Are Here
July 2010

Fresno’s Homeless People Chatter
August 2010

“Losing a Family Member”
September 2010

Information Is Power
September 2010

A War Veteran and Homeless
November 2010

Fresno Human Rights Violation
December 2010

Human Rights Day at City Hall
January 2011

Homeless No More
January 2011

Church Sanctuary versus NIMBY
January 2011

Progressive News Briefs (3 articles)
Fresno Police Officers Beat Homeless Man
City Attorney Says Fresno Doesn’t Have Enough Money to Harass the Homeless
Good News for the Homeless

January 2011

Merced Homeless Couple Declared Heroes—Given $5 Reward
February 2011

Fresno Homeless Czar Harasses the Homeless
February 2011

Surviving the Village: An Organizer’s Tale
March 2011

From the Editor
April 2011

Fresno First Steps Home
April 13, 2011

Abolishing Homelessness in Merced: Lessons from 10-Year Plans in Other Cities
May 2011

Fresno First Steps Home/Progressive News Briefs
May 2011

Fragility of the American Dream
June 2011

Crossroads with Carla
June 2011

Lack of Transparency Hurts the Homeless/Progressive News Briefs
June 2011

Homeless Evicted With No Place To Go
July 2011

Festive Celebration at Roeding Park
July 2011

Whispers from the Streets
July 2011

Community Alliance Helps to Provide Basic Public Services to the Homeless
October 2011

Homeless in Cuba? Not Likely
October 2011

Massive Homeless Eviction to take place in Fresno
October 22, 2011

Stop the Evictions!
October 26, 2011

War Against the Poor (part 1)
Thursday October 27, 2011

War Against the Poor (part 2)
Thursday October 27, 2011

The Destruction Continues – At the Homeless Encampments in Downtown Fresno
November 1, 2011

G Street Destruction
November 2, 2011

Rampage on G Street
November 2, 2011

Thursday Morning Evictions
November 3, 2011

Escape From the Hill
November 7, 2011

Demolition Derby in Fresno
November 8, 2011

Fresno – Punishing the Most Vulnerable
November 13, 2011

City of Fresno sends Holiday Greetings to the Homeless
Friday December 9, 2011

Fresno Homeless ALERT
Monday December 12, 2011

Tough Love in Fresno
Thursday December 15, 2011

Faith Groups Speak Out About the Homeless Issue
Wednesday December 21, 2011

Progressive Community and Homeless Sing Holiday Songs
Saturday December 24, 2011

Punishing Fresno’s Most Vulnerable
January 2012

From the Editor
January 2012

City of Fresno Sends Holiday Greetings to the Homeless
January 2012

Who Killed Big Sue?
February 2012

No Fooling,National Day of Action for the Right to Exist: April 1
April 2012

No Fooling – April 1 Action in Fresno
April 3, 2012

Lawsuits Filed in Response to the City of Fresno’s Treatment of the Homeless
April 2012

The Time to Organize is Now
April 2012

The Coalition with the Homeless and Other Advocates
April 2012

Federal Agencies Join Advocates in Condemning Criminalization of Homelessness
May 2012

More Homeless Evictions Expected
July 2012

Statewide Homeless Memorial Event
July 2012

The Community Alliance Is Helping the Homeless
July 2012

Homeless Action in Fresno
July 2012

More Homeless Dislocated by the City of Fresno
August 2012

Scorched Earth Policy
September 2012

Richard, Dolores and Thanksgiving
November 2012

From the Editor
December 2012

The Community Alliance Helps the Homeless
January 2013

Fresno has no Heart – Will Evict the Homeless on Valentines Day
Feb 11th, 2013

Burning the Homeless out
Feb 17th, 2013

Volunteers in Fresno Unite to help the Homeless
Mar 14th, 2013

Homeless Encampment Eviction Takes Place near West and Ashlan in Fresno
Jul 17th, 2013

Homeless Encampments Targeted (Again)
Tuesday Jul 30th, 2013

Found: A homeless encampment that the City of Fresno does not intend to destroy
Friday Aug 2nd, 2013

Walking Through Fresno’s Homeless Encampments
Friday Aug 2nd, 2013

Who is burning down the Fresno Homeless Encampments?
Monday Aug 12th, 2013

Fresno Homeless Advocates Hold Press Conference
Monday Aug 26th, 2013

Homeless Encampments Destroyed
Tuesday Aug 27th, 2013

The City of Fresno Declares War on the Poor
September 2013

From the Editor
September 2013

Dispatch from the War Zone – Week Two
Tuesday Sep 3rd, 2013

The City of Fresno Destroyed the Only Shelter these Homeless People had
Monday Sep 9th, 2013

City of Fresno Finds New Ways to Harass the Homeless
Wednesday Oct 9th, 2013

Grain Silo Homeless Encampment Posted for Demolition
Thursday Oct 10th, 2013

The Grain Silo/Canal Bank Homeless Encampment is Destroyed
Wednesday Oct 23rd, 2013

Where Hope Goes to Die
Sunday Nov 3rd, 2013

Are Homeless People’s Human Rights being Violated in Fresno?
Monday Nov 11th, 2013

Eco Village Project and Dakota EcoGarden Join Forces to House Fresno’s Homeless
December 2013

Occupy Fresno, the Fulton Mall and the Homeless in Downtown Fresno
December 19, 2013

What it is like to be Homeless in downtown Fresno
March 20, 2014

The Silos and the Mall
April 1, 2014

Fresno Progressive Activists Targeted by the Police Department
Tuesday Jun 24th, 2014

Homeless Lawsuit against the City of Fresno Ends in Settlement
November 2014

House Keys not Handcuffs – an interview with Paul Boden
November 29, 2014

Aiming at the Homeless, Aiming at People of Color

Homeless and Their Allies Organize for Change

Perspectives on the Criminalization of Homelessness in Fresno

A Legal Camp for the Formerly Homeless in Eugene, Ore. Could This Be a Model for Cities Like Fresno?

Fresno Homeless Advocates See the Bigger Picture

Dispatches from the War Zone: Homelessness in Fresno (2002–2015)

Will Sacramento Help the Homeless in 2016?

Fresno’s Homeless Forsaken By Those in Power

Fresno’s Homeless Forsaken By Those in Power, part 2 |

Letter to the Editor – August 2016

From Stop Gap to Locked Up: Solutions to Combat Homelessness

Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California’s Homeless

Updates from the WILPF page on the Dakota EcoGarden transitional community for homelessness:

WILPF – February 2017

WILPF – March 2017

WILPF – April 2017

WILPF – May 2017

For “We Are Not Invisible,” Fresno No Longer a Black Hole of “No”

Despite Concerns it is Unconstitutional, City Council Passes Ban on Street Dwelling 6-1

Transgender Malevolence Protest of No Camping Ordinance

House Keys, Not Handcuffs

How Many Homeless Shelter Beds Are There in Fresno and Why It Matters

First Arrest under Homeless No Camping Ordinance

10-Year Plan to End Homelessness Reaches 10-Year Mark with No End in Sight

Organized Camps Initial Solution to Unsheltered Homelessness in Fresno

Organized Camps Initial Solution to Unsheltered Homelessness


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    The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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