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A Victory and a Tragedy In a violent and convulsive world, any good news is welcome. And Fresno got good news on May 17 when Judge Dale Drozd announced his judgment regarding a lawsuit brought by [...] Continue Reading

Al Williams, Presente!

By Community Alliance Staff Al Williams passed away on May 1, 2022. Williams spent many years as a homeless person on the cruel streets of Fresno in the Roeding Park, Highway 99 and Olive Avenue [...] Continue Reading

Local Housing Market on Fire

If you’ve been on the hunt for a house recently, you know about this. It’s a hunt. And it’s troubling. But, you’re not alone. For several reasons, the real estate housing market in the United [...] Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor

Stop Discrimination of the Homeless This letter concerns the flagrant discrimination against our long-suffering homeless individuals and leaders’ refusal to provide nice studio [or] one-bedroom [...] Continue Reading

Why I Risked Getting Arrested Today

The City of Fresno passed an ordinance to stop witnesses from observing the demolition of homeless encampments.  The ordinance that threatens to arrest witnesses went into effect on April 1, 2022 [...] Continue Reading

Refusing to Remain Invisible

A historic lawsuit, led by longtime homeless advocate Dez Martinez, founder of We Are Not Invisible, has been filed against the City of Fresno. Because of Martinez’s efforts, unhoused residents of the [...] Continue Reading

When Tragedy Knocks at Your Door

Lewis Brown, a 62-year-old homeless man, was assaulted by Fresno Police Department officers at a homeless encampment in West Fresno in February 2020. He has now filed a class-action lawsuit against [...] Continue Reading