Cleanup begins at San Jose homeless encampment

This piece originally appeared in New America Media.

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In San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, economic inequality can be seen from the sky. Dozens of tents and flimsy structures dot a grassy open field near the San Jose airport, which is home to more than 100 homeless people. There are an estimated 60 encampments throughout Santa Clara County, according to news reports. City officials have announced a “clean up” of the San Jose camp on Friday, March 8, where they will push people out and confiscate their possessions. Silicon Valley De-Bug, a community and youth media organization based in San Jose, interviewed the camp’s residents about how they got there and where they are headed.

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Another News Report about This Homeless encampment

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About Matt-HRjjamativaTatarthamaitri

Grew up in central PA, been around the block as a "survivor", helped design and manage "The Made With Love Cafe and Grill" (a post-Katrina relief camp/kitchen in the lower 9th ward NOLA), been homeless in Las Cruces for 6 years and a Camp Outreach Coordinator for the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope Homeless services agency for almost a year now also helping to manage the Camp Hope Project, Newly transitioned out of homelessness as of September 2013, THE WORK CONTINUES!

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