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    Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Redding California Homeless News - 8/6/2010

    Reported by: Elizabeth Gadley
    Email: egadley@khsltv.com

    "Homeless living in a tent city in Redding are about to be evicted. Authorities say 20 to 30 people live in the camp behind Eastside Road and Technology Way.

    To many of them, the network of tents is their neighborhood and the people their family.

    “People live in houses and all that, that’s home to them. We live in tents and these are our homes to us. And we cook dinners together, go shopping together,” says Ronda Valdez, fighting back tears.

    Last week she lost a loved one. Clarence Edger Thompson, 43, who was stabbed to death in the area, lived in a neighboring camp.

    Valdez just found out she about to lose the rest of her community because police are planning to close the camp.

    “It’s sad, what are they going to kick us out to find another spot?” says a worried Valdez."

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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    This of course leads to the question, often unanswered, "what do you do with the homeless after that"
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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    This of course leads to the question, often unanswered, "what do you do with the homeless after that"
    Bus them to Sacramento?

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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    There are always alternatives to sleeping on the street....homeless shelters, etc. These longterm cardboard shantie-towns are plagued with the usually dual diagnosis longterm homeless (i.e., mentally ill and substance addicted). As a result, they are a loci for crime in an urban area.

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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    They're not just booting them out without giving a damn. . . .they're securing alternative living for them as best as possible:

    “I’ve been in communication with some of the homeless advocacy groups in our community, such as the rescue mission, Loaves and Fishes and the Continuum of Care,” says Hansen. “And asked them if they’d be willing to assist us and go down to the camps with us. So that when we provide them with a notice that you have to leave, we can provide them immediately with a resource that can provide them with assistance.”
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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by RLF View Post
    Redding California Homeless News - 8/6/2010

    Reported by: Elizabeth Gadley
    Email: egadley@khsltv.com

    "Homeless living in a tent city in Redding are about to be evicted. Authorities say 20 to 30 people live in the camp behind Eastside Road and Technology Way.

    To many of them, the network of tents is their neighborhood and the people their family.

    “People live in houses and all that, that’s home to them. We live in tents and these are our homes to us. And we cook dinners together, go shopping together,” says Ronda Valdez, fighting back tears.

    Last week she lost a loved one. Clarence Edger Thompson, 43, who was stabbed to death in the area, lived in a neighboring camp.

    Valdez just found out she about to lose the rest of her community because police are planning to close the camp.

    “It’s sad, what are they going to kick us out to find another spot?” says a worried Valdez."

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    I don't like to the story headline.
    It should say something like, "Tent city residents to become homeless."
    I mean they have a home right now.

    Best thing for them to do is buy a cheap piece of property, maybe an acre and share that.
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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    This of course leads to the question, often unanswered, "what do you do with the homeless after that"
    Eat them.
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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't like to the story headline.
    It should say something like, "Tent city residents to become homeless."
    I mean they have a home right now.

    Best thing for them to do is buy a cheap piece of property, maybe an acre and share that.
    Right - if they had the money to buy some land then they wouldn't be homeless
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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Right - if they had the money to buy some land then they wouldn't be homeless
    They have money.
    Not enough to rent a wooden or brick structure maybe but they do and they can pool it.
    Of course many are probably not responsible enough to do that.
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    Re: Homeless to be Evicted from Redding California Tent City

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    They have money.
    Not enough to rent a wooden or brick structure maybe but they do and they can pool it.
    Of course many are probably not responsible enough to do that.
    Generally speaking, that money is probably going to feed whatever dependencies they have.

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