Willie, 71, had been homeless for five years, struggling with his sobriety and gambling, when he found an interim housing bed at the Russ Hotel. After two years there, he got approved for an apartment in Lennox, with help from the nonprofit The People Concern, which receives Measure H funding.
“I am excited about transiting into my new home,” Willie said when signing his lease. “I was patient and had the support I needed. Thank you for all that you do!”