SF Chron updates story of Piedmont resident who took in an Oakland homeless couple

Piedmont resident Terry McGrath (photo courtesy of Terry McGrath)

Last May, San Francisco Chronicle writer Otis R. Taylor, Jr. first reported on the story of Piedmont resident Terry McGrath and his effort to help an Oakland homeless couple, Greg Dunston and Marie Mckinzie, get off the streets. The Exedra did a follow-up interview with McGrath in July, in which the real-estate developer explained why he chose to open his home and reflected on what could be done to address the homeless issue in the Bay Area.

In the latest update, Taylor checks back in with Dunston, Mckinzie, and McGrath to see how things have been going. It hasn’t been easy — for any of them — though the unease some Piedmonters initially had about the arrangement appears to have dissipated.


3 thoughts on “SF Chron updates story of Piedmont resident who took in an Oakland homeless couple

  1. I am a head of a preschool in Alameda, and we will be opening soon. I am looking for a maintenance person and a school infection control aide. If Greg or Marie are interested, they should contact me.

  2. Hi
    I just retired from being a social worker.Loook up ticket to work program. Feel free to contact me in March and I might be able to help.
    Thank you for what you are doing

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