Oakland’s biggest homeless encampment could massively shrink with planned sweep of 200 people

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Caltrans plans to clear out 200 homeless people from the sprawling homeless encampment at Oakland’s Wood Street by the first week of August, officials said…

The conditions at the encampment — which has mountains of trash and burned-out vehicles — were called “cruel” and “inhumane” in a U.N. report from 2018. The expert behind the report compared it to the poorest places in the world, decried the lack of access to clean water and toilets, and said the rodent infestations, fire dangers and other hazards should be quickly addressed.

Read more at San Francisco Chronicle.

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