In this blog, I frequently discuss effort to revitalize downtown and south Fresno. While I focus on the new residential buildings and such, it’s important to look at the people who currently call the area home, even as they live without a home.
Time Magazine recently released this short (~5min) documentary about homelessness and poverty in downtown Fresno.
Interested in exploring the shantytowns shown in the video? Thanks to Google, you can. Google maps offers four (well, five) snapshots in time of the area.
Streetview: The area has both imagery from 2009 and 2011. Well, actually, there’s some late 2007 pictures in there too, but few of those. Most of the streetview images are from June 2011.