More than a dozen unhoused Oakland residents and housing justice advocates gathered on the afternoon of February 15 just west of Wood and 24th Streets to memorialize unhoused local residents who’ve passed away.
When I was first trying to get inside, I made sure my prospective landlord wouldn’t know I had ever been homeless. Why? Simply put, I didn’t want to jeopardize my chances. It was enough to tell him I was on a fixed income, which at the time was Social Security Disability