California is moving homeless people into sheds – but is it right?

The city of Oakland has kicked people off the streets and moved them into cabin communities. But this ‘innovative solution’ is leaving some behind

Eric Clark didn’t know if he’d survive the sheds.

As the city of Oakland began clearing homeless communities off the streets last year and placing them into sheds under a freeway, the 51-year-old reluctantly moved in and quickly had problems. One day, another occupant pulled a gun on him during an argument.

Related: ‘This is the house that we built’: homeless people on their makeshift residences

They’ve been stripped of their community in the streets

I sat there and cried. They tore my house down

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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