On a corner of the neighborhood of Brookfield, a plot of public land has been claimed by housing advocates in East Oakland, CA for homeless community members in the area and is now named Housing & Dignity Village.
Community members have successfully filed a temporary restraining order against the city to protect themselves from eviction – they have also filed a federal lawsuit against the city, Libby and Joe. #homelessnessisnotacrime pic.twitter.com/xF0oU6Pl1l
— Cat Brooks (@CatsCommentary) November 10, 2018
The city of Oakland served a notice demanding the public land be evacuated on Saturday, Nov. 10. The advocates responded by filing a restraining order against the city. The city was not present to shut the new camp down. A court date is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 pm for a Federal judge to hear the case against eviction. The location of the hearing will be at the Federal Courthouse, 1301 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94612.
Yesterday’s eviction was delayed! We were granted a restraining order against the city’s eviction! Thank you to all who showed to support and say #UpgradeDontEvict.
While the cops never came, our fight is far from over. Here’s a few ways to plug in: pic.twitter.com/GmlV65z20g
— The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) November 11, 2018
The Housing & Dignity Village has free breakfast hours, grocery giveaway days, community dinners, medical care, and InterFaith Counseling, It is 100 percent volunteer-run, and sits on the corner of Elmhurst and Edes Ave.
Stay tuned for more updates, as we dig deeper into this story over time.