Downtown during the day by the river is where many of Reno's residents without stable housing congregate in between services, meals, the main bus station and the library. A sunny day is a respite from the usually cold, wet and biting conditions of recent months.
A nice camera elicited smiles and conversations. Dora wanted to have a picture taken of her for a new Facebook profile. She said somewhere along the line her life dreams and prosperity didn't materialize. At one point, she went to school for design, she said. At another, she said, she worked in real estate.
Hobo, who was pandhandling nearby, repeated several times how much he loves Dora, and how beautiful she is. He said he provides for her as best he can, despite the hardships they go through.
A friend of Dora and Hobo said he had dreams of becoming a boxer. He said he had a daughter he hadn't seen in three years going to school in Washington. He said he was super proud of her, and hoped to see her soon.
Photos and Interviews by Janay Hagans for Our Town Reno