December 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
A Fargo police officer who retired his badge in November will continue his work on the issue of homelessness through a new part-time position.
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i’ve been homeless at several points in my life. what was really beneficial for me was cheap short term rental ( like the fargoan- WAS). i believe the broadway hotel is still in existences which would have similar rental but i do believe there’s been other rentals lost to development like the fargoan. so important to have someplace to rent when you are rebuilding your life that doesn’t require rental, credit & job references, no rental deposit, no last months rent, etc….. the cheap short term rental was a major building block to where i am today: two bedroom, upscale housing. i’m still thankful for that one room rental with community bathroom and shower for $60 a week that help me get to where i been living for 3 1/2 years.
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Stenerson retired? Too bad. You were one of the few great cops in town. Always happy to see you doing bar checks when I was working. Happy retirement.
It seem very young to retire at 56 years of age. Perhaps health was an issue. Would not it be better to use the $20,000 to pay for housing or food for the homeless rather than to pay it to this man. It would seem that one could buy much food for the money.
Not likely. I lived downtown for a long time, and this guy was a regular fixture. He walked his beat downtown all of the time, and was always a nice guy every time I saw him. He didn’t have any apparent physical problems, and he got damn good exercise walking miles and miles with his beat every day.
I’d like the Forum to do a analysis of the “homeless” population demographics for this area. How is it possible that in this area of extreme low unemployment that we see a net gain in homelessness? I’m most curious to know if the 400 person gain is from local citizens or transplants.
I have zero problem with locals who’ve fallen on hard times getting assistance. However transplants should not be this region’s problem.
How can I get on that gravy train?
Mr. Kevin, what is this gravy train of which you speak? I know not of trains that transport gravy. Perhaps you might check at the Amtrack Depot and they may be able to provide you assistance.
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