Abandoned or lost? Oaklanders living in cars have homes towed away

For Oakland residents living in their cars, an OPD tow is devastating.

Captain Tony Jones of the Oakland Police Department spoke at a police commission meeting in September about the number of abandoned cars in East Oakland. A large number of the homeless people who live in their cars have complained that their cars, which serve as their shelters, are being towed.

In October, members of the Interfaith Council of Alameda County received a $300,000 grant to help provide safe parking programs for people who live in their vehicles.

Click the video above to learn more about the issue of abandoned cars in Oakland.

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