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Live From Wood Street: What’s Next for Oakland’s Unhoused After Northern California’s Largest Encampment Closed?

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A crowd of people stand on the right side of a tall fence facing police officers lined up on the left side of the fence.
Wood Street resident LaMonte Ford speaks to the police as the City of Oakland begins to evict the Wood Street encampment in Oakland on April 10, 2023. (Beth LaBerge)

Until recently Wood Street in West Oakland was the site of the largest homeless encampment in Northern California. To launch our new series on homelessness in the Bay Area, Forum broadcasts live from Wood Street. We’ll talk with people who lived in the encampment before it was cleared by the city in April, and with city and county officials, about alternatives to encampments for unhoused people and Oakland’s strategy for addressing the homelessness crisis.

Guests:

Erin Baldassari, housing affordability reporter, KQED

LaTonda Simmons, interim homeless administrator, city of Oakland

Lucy Kasdin, director, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless

Moose, former resident, Wood Street encampment

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