Frank is a disabled vet who has been on the streets since the late 1980s. Due to his physical and mental health conditions he has been unable to find a job. Frank has tried to get help for the last 20 years with limited success. For the past few years Frank has been living under Guadalupe Parkway in an encampment. He’s proud that the money he earns from recycling has kept him going during his time on the streets, and has helped him to not be dependent on others. At the age of 56, his only method of transportation is a bicycle. Frank has visited the hospital several times this past year, and was often too weak to even move from his encampment to his bicycle. It is doubtful that Frank could survive another cold and wet winter. Housing 1000 is changing Frank’s life. Because he was surveyed and was at the top of our registry list he quickly found help through EHC LifeBuilders and New Directions. Now a social worker is getting him a California ID, helping him manage his finances, and following up with his medical care. Frank told workers that he can’t wait to sleep in a bed, have a bathroom within 20 paces, clean water from the tap, and most importantly, warmth.