Oct 21, 2012
In Charlotte, a Life Cut Short, but Not without a Home
This week's Monday move-in story pays tribute to William Larry Major in Charlotte, NC, and the local Campaign group that helped him find a permanent home before his death. William Larry "Chilly Willy" Major spent two decades as the most famous homeless man on the streets of Charlotte. Eight months ago, however, he moved into a permanent apartment with help from the Urban Ministry Center, a local group leading the 100,000 Homes Campaign on the ground. At the time, he declared, “I am not ‘Chilly Willy’ anymore. My name is William Larry Major.” His transformation went far beyond a name change as he found stability and support in his new home.