Lack of Shelter After Mosswood Eviction Causes North Oakland Tension

Zack Haber
5 min readJul 9, 2020

by Zack Haber

Tents, self-made structures, and vehicles which about 15 people who live along Manila Avenue live inside. Photo by Zack Haber

In February, the city of Oakland evicted a large community of unhoused people from Mosswood Park and announced plans to help the evicted residents secure shelter through the nonprofit Operation Dignity. While the city did secure shelter for some, others did not receive help, remained homeless, and moved to nearby areas where, in at…