Former homeless vets have new home in Normal Heights (San Diego Housing Commission)

Date Published: 
April 11th, 2019

From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Calvin McGary rolled his red wagon filled with many of his belongings into his new apartment Thursday afternoon and began to settle into his new life.

“I love it,” he said looking at the kitchen and admiring the new cabinets, which reminded him of the days when he worked construction.

At 66, the Army and National Guard veteran has seen some tough times. He said he was homeless by choice in the 1970s, but things got more rough in the decades that followed.

“I cared, but I didn’t see a way out,” he said. “You just get angry. At yourself at first, and then at everyone else for not helping.”

On Thursday, McGary felt he had proof that somebody does care as he and other veterans moved into Alpha Lofts, a new affordable housing complex in Normal Heights run by the Alpha Project.

Read the San Diego Union-Tribune's article “Former homeless vets have new home in Normal Heights,” featuring the San Diego Housing Commission. 

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