|Cliff Carle sells at the corner of 24th and Pennsylvania, NW.|
Cliff Carle is 60 years old and grew up traveling around the country. He was an “army brat” and until he was 13 his family moved every two years. He graduated from Technical Highschool in Springfield, Mass.
He currently lives at Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) and has no alternate job to Street Sense.
He loves photography and occasionally sells his photos. Cliff hopes to become self employed as a photographic vendor and is in the process of obtaining his vendor license.
He came to Street Sense in October 2005 after hearing about the newspaper from someone he met in a shelter.
Cliff has one daughter and one son as well as two grandchildren.
What is your favorite kind of music? Jazz. My favorite artist is Jimmy Hendrix.
What is your favorite food? Prime Grillers from Morningstar.
What is your favorite movie? Kill Bill 1 and 2.
How did you become homeless? On July 4, 2005, I was taking a shower and the sheriff came into my house and told me I was being evicted. He said I didn’t pay the rent but I knew I had. Turns out the landlord hadn’t been paying the rent so I got kicked out. On July 8th I got hit by a car and on the 11th I lost my job.
Have you been homeless before? Yes, but not for this long.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I hope to be self-employed and living in a condo doing very well.
Cliff would like to say to his clients, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would not be where I am today without your support!”