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Trying to Fix Its Homelessness Problem, But It’s Slow Going

Trying to Fix Its Homelessness Problem, But It’s Slow Going

 
 

Silicon Valley is Trying to Fix Its Homelessness Problem, But It’s Slow Going, by John Light, 11/6/15

Up until last December, Silicon Valley’s “Jungle” provided a stark example of the growing inequalities of post-recession America. A homeless encampment that existed along the banks of Coyote Creek in San Jose for four decades, the Jungle’s population swelled in recent years as the tech industry exploded, sending housing prices in the city soaring. Poorer residents of San Jose — and of Santa Clara County, in which the city resides — found it impossible to pay their rising rents and some became homeless. At its peak, the Jungle was thought to be the largest tent city in America with a population of 300 spread over 68 acres of muddy floodplain

 

<blockquote class="embedly-card" data-card-key="6326e2b18feb479b930b9be56ed95119"><h4><a href="http://billmoyers.com/2015/11/06/silicon-valley-is-trying-to-fix-its-hom...">Silicon Valley is Trying to Fix Its Homelessness Problem, But It's Slow Going | BillMoyers.com</a></h4><p>Up until last December, Silicon Valley's "Jungle" provided a stark example of the growing inequalities of post-recession America. A homeless encampment that existed along the banks of Coyote Creek in San Jose for four decades, the Jungle's population swelled in recent years as the tech industry exploded, sending housing prices in the city soaring.</p></blockquote>
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