Life is hard enough as it is for Oakland's homeless encampment residents. Adding to the long list of adversities, however, is petty theft and other low-level crime. And that's just the beginning of it.
Watch how residents of The Village, a homeless encampment in East Oakland, are recovering after a fire displaced 37 people. And see how a fire is the least of residents' worries in the coming months.
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Sudo Mesh volunteers are hopeful that with the new resources and the right work, they can blanket all of Oakland in a functioning mesh network—a free and open web—within 5 years.
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As the city and local volunteers rush to assist those displaced by an early morning fire at the East Oakland homeless encampment, questions and concerns about safe living spaces still remain.
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In early April, members of The Village finally moved their first residents into what will serve as their home until next fall. The activist-led group has been working since mid-January to build houses for the...
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The City of Oakland approved a new experimental short-term housing solution, called The Village. After a year of negotiations, they've been granted land by the city, and are building houses for the homeless.
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Community members and city officials struggle to confront the the epidemic of hundreds of Oakland residents--most of them black, many of them elders--sleeping on the streets due to to skyrocketing rents and a lack of...
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Volunteers from Oakland-based organizations are distributing respiratory masks to homeless people in Oakland to stave off poor air quality caused by historic wildfires in California's Wine Country.
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