Category: Homelessness/Housing

What does “community” mean?

May 2017

To some people, “the community” means “the people who live here” and to others it means “the people who pay to live here.” To me, a community is not a group of people …

Families living in storage units

May 2017

Fiesta Flea Market is classified as a commercial vending establishment for sellers. The site includes almost 100 storage units which are used as living quarters as well as for sellers in a Texas community …

California homeless hit by floods

April 2017

Amanda Fukamoto was displaced from her encampment when San Jose’s Coyote Creek flooded in February. Along with hundreds of other homeless people …

The real plight of the homeless told by homeless

April 2017

Housing is not a reality. How many years do you have to wait? So, until then, you are a target. No stability at all. Keep your gear close. They are coming for you. No …

Homeless in Silicon Valley

April 2017

I first ended up homeless when I had to move out of an elderly man’s house who allowed me to live there in exchange for ten hours of work a week. I was a …

Demand for housing is demand for new world

April 2017

In Berkeley, CA, a plan to put homeless people into a camp that resembles a refugee or prison camp, with fence and guard shack, has outraged the homeless and …

Homeless in Los Angeles: Welcome to Garcettiville

November 2016

Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles has instituted Project H.O.P.E, a thinly veiled attack on the homeless population of Los Angeles, the largest in the country. Masquerading …

Poor Tour of the homeless: We have a right to exist!

November 2016

Recently, ‘First They Came for the Homeless’ was approached by Dan McMullen, Berkeley City Commissioner for the Disabled People’s Outdoor Project. Berkeley’s one-stop …

Politically protected gentrification in Chicago

November 2016

One-year ago, gentrification developer, Brehon Capital LLC, Paul Callero and Scott Holloway, purchased a 12-unit building at 1606-10 N. Harding Ave. in Chicago’s Humboldt …

Housing for all

November 2016

Housing insecurity is at an all-time high. Gentrification in our major cities is spreading a cloud of doom over once stable communities. Small homeowners can’t afford the …