encampment

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5:45 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Fourth Fresno Homeless Camp, Considered A 'Neighborhood' By Residents, Is Razed

Homeless advocates were prepared to resist the destruction of the encampment.
Rebecca Plevin Valley Public Radio

 Cinnamon has lived in a make-shift structure near the grain silos, west of Palm Avenue and H Street, for more than two years. She says the homeless encampment there is different from others that have cropped up in downtown Fresno.

“We’re not a camp, we’re a neighborhood, a family,” she said. “We all look out for each other.”

The encampment has rules. For example, the residents decide – together – if a new person could move in.

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