It’s their first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple, but their journeys to this moment weren’t easy. It took homelessness to find love.
They were forced out of their homeless camp when it shut down. Now former residents of Placerville’s Hangtown Haven are looking for places to stay warm.
The lights are out at Hangtown Haven, and now the people who slept there every night will have to find a new place to stay.
A self-governing tent city of homeless residents in Placerville is closing after just 16 months following complaints the camp increased litter and property crime.
The shelter plans to move to Highway 50 and Missouri Road with a new look. Instead of tents, there will be actual shelters.
It’s just a dirt road now, but soon it will be lined with tents and become the home for about 60 homeless people.