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San Jose tent village supporters to rally against possible eviction

Residents of a tent village set up on state property in San Jose say they’re not leaving despite the CHP telling them they need to clear out by 8 a.m. Monday.

A group of volunteers set up a tent city last week called “Hope Village” without permission on a state parking lot on Ruff Road off of West Hedding Street near the San Jose airport. They say this model serves as a concept to put up homeless housing on a budget. They did this one for less than $10,000.

Organizers say residents were selected because they’re not drug users, are not seriously mentally ill, and whose primary issue is a lack of adequate income to rent a place.

The state of California requires paperwork to request permission to use the property.


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