This article was originally published on Dec. 25, 2016.
Two weeks ago Brittany Jones was homeless. Now she is safe and warm in an Oakland apartment, thanks to a KQED listener.
Brittany Jones is a student at Laney College and was homeless when KQED reporter Laura Klivans began talking with her as part of the series Homeless U, which explored the lives of three homeless college students, and the growing awareness of this previously invisible population.
I first met Jones in the early part of December when I began photographing her going about her days at school, visiting her storage unit and sleeping on BART. Even with the situation she was in, Jones always had a positive and motivated outlook. She could laugh at life and was determined to keep pushing herself to finish school.