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Inyo County gets into the homeless, housing issues

By Deb Murphy There are 141 homeless people in Inyo County. That was the number counted during the Point in Time survey in late January. The count, which determines funding for services for the homeless, is done annually by Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action with the county’s Health and Human Services staff. The number […]

 
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Homeless by choice?

Third in a series By Deb Murphy “I never thought of myself as homeless until somebody told me,” said Steve Seats, recuperating at his Horton Creek camp site from a nasty rock climbing accident illustrated by x-rays of multiple foot fractures. Seats made a decision that a lot of us have toyed with: do we […]

 
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A look at being ‘Homeless in Inyo County’

By Deb Murphy A vehicle fire in the foothills recently took a good friend’s home. Yes, he lived in his compact motor home, so he was homeless by the conventional definition. A Vietnam vet, he is part of a small community within a community. He shared great stories, followed local news and gave pep talks […]

 
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Cold weather shelter needed

Next time you settle into a warm, cozy bed and heated house at night, think about the people who live in tents by the Bishop canal. As one story goes, one of the homeless made it through a below freezing night in three sleeping bags. One local organization that helps and wants to do more […]

 
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