The Palo Alto City Council has decided to postpone enforcement of an ordinance that would make it illegal for people to live in their vehicles on public streets and parking lots.
San Jose’s homeless population has grown 18 percent in the past two years, prompting divergent visions between the Director of Housing and the San Jose Downtown Association for how the city should respond.
East Palo Alto is home to the largest per capita homeless population in San Mateo County, with roughly 230 people living on the streets. Project We HOPE runs the city’s only warming shelter.
The Peninsula Press interviewed a number of homeless at the event and visited the “Field of Dreams,” where East Palo Alto’s homeless once camped out in large numbers. Signs of the encampment still exist, and at least one makeshift shelter appears to be in use.