(KTSF by Angelina Wong)
According to the latest homeless survey in San Francisco, the Bay View district has the fastest growing homeless population in the city. After being homeless for the past four, five years, 69-year-old Vincent Barb found his own home on Third Street at the Armstrong Place senior housing. The former entertainer lost his voice to throat cancer and had been struggling to find a job and income to pay for rent. Barb spent most of his life in the Bay View and witnessed its dramatic change in the past few years. He said African Americans have to accept the fact that the community has become a melting pot and he hopes the communication and acceptance between different races will begin at the senior housing
This project is a collaboration of the San Francisco
Chronicle/SFGate.com, KTSF Television, a local Asian-language station,
and New America Media, an ethnic media association with more than 3,000
member organizations. We launched the project with the idea that
telling each other our stories would encourage communities to talk
about common goals.
KTSF will air the stories from Monday, July 18th through Friday, July
22nd in the Chinese language, live newscasts at 7pm and 10pm. The
stories are also available on the KTSF website . The Chronicle story
will be published in the Sunday, July 17 Insight section and posted on SFGATE.com on July
17. Video interviews and Chinese translations will be available on New America Media’s website.