Parking lot living
The calculus of homelessness downtown
From the September, 2009 issue
"This is a nice area compared to Detroit," says John Andrew Gonzales, Jr., sitting on his crumpled sleeping bag in the parking lot of 200 South Ashley, a few blocks from the Delonis Center homeless shelter. He's plainly visible to early morning patrons at Sweetwaters, but, Gonzales says, "No one bothers me."