Hangtown Haven resident moving on - Gets job in Texas
Larry Alum has been living at Hangtown Haven, the legal encampment for the homeless in Placerville, since last August. Before that, he lived in illegal camps around Placerville. “I had been couch surfing for a while with relatives in Placerville and with my girlfriend in Cameron Park,” said Alum, 43. “But on April 19, 2012 I had nowhere else to go.”
On April 4, this year, Alum does have somewhere to go — a new job in Texas, driving truck. It’s the realization of a goal he has held since he became homeless. “From the first day I got to the camp, my goal was to get out; I didn’t want this to become my lifestyle,” said Alum.
Alum is not only a resident of Hangtown Haven, he is also president of the ...