San Jose Sweeps One of Its Largest Homeless Encampments

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 (Jana Kadah / San Jose Spotlight)

At its peak, an estimated 500 people lived in tents, vehicles, and camper vans at an encampment near San Jose’s airport. The city has tried to clear it for years, under pressure from the Federal Aviation Administration. Now, it's almost done.

San Jose also promised to find housing and fix the vehicles of the people who were moved out of the encampment. But just a fraction have been moved into housing, and only 14 vehicles have been fixed. In the meantime, most people have had to salvage what belongings they could, and find a safe place somewhere else.

Guest: Jana Kadah, reporter covering city hall for the San Jose Spotlight

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