The number of people living in their vehicles in Oakland, California, has more than doubled over two years to 1,430, newly released data show, prompting the city to tackle its homeless crisis by designating parking areas specifically for RVs that now crowd the streets.
In other areas where street dwellers in RVs park, someone has been placing huge logs on the street by the curb in an apparent attempt to keep homeless people with RVs from parking there. The problem is that nobody else can park on the street either.
“Nobody is able to park. Everybody is trying to find a place to park. I’m like, isn’t this against the law?” one West Oakland resident asked KRON-TV.
This woman says the logs suddenly appeared a few months ago.
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