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How to Make Public Space for People Living Out of RVs
by Graham Pruss
Posted August 15, 2019

warnings to move or face impoundingSince 2005, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked communities throughout the U.S. to report the number of people who sleep in shelters, transitional housing, or public spaces on odd-numbered years, as part of a national count of the homeless.

However, there is no official method for counting people who live in their vehicles. Some cities’ counters simply look for condensation on windshields early in the morning, while others suggest that “you’ll know it when you see it.”

For many people, living in their vehicles is the best they can do. Here’s how cities can help. More…

The Facts:
The gap between the 1% and the 99% keeps growing wider and wider. One sympton of this is the dramatic rise of homelessness and people living in their vehicles.

Reflect On:
What kind of wisdom is it to impound vehicles that are providing shelter to people who mwould other wise be homeless and forcing them into homelessness on the streets?