City of Oakland evicts homeless women’s Housing and Dignity Village

Oakland, California- A shelter for unhoused women and children in Oakland, The Housing and Dignity Village, was evicted Thursday. Homeless advocates tried to block the eviction of The encampment. Protesters were met by Police and the city’s Public Works Department.

The Village said two people were cited, but not arrested in a tweet sent out just before 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

IndyBay documented the event, posting the dismantling of the Village on twitter. One of the videos showed a Village resident and activist, denouncing the city’s treatment of its homeless population. You can watch the video here thanks to indybay.org

 

 

Videos posted show women talking about the importance of women and children who are experiencing homelessness to be off the streets. Advocates had sued to keep the Village open, but a court found the planned destruction of the encampment did not violate the occupants’ rights.

 

 

 

Photo: “West Oakland” by Jonathan Kos-Read is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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