Jeffrey Hill's tent burned down in an encampment fire in late May 2017. The cause of the fire is not known. Hill calls his encampment at Fifth and Brush streets a 'family,' but also says it has become harder to maintain order as the encampment has grown in size. ( Devin Katayama/KQED )Tootsie Tages was shaken. Her tent, tucked in an encampment near Fifth and Brush streets in West Oakland, burned to the ground in late May.
William Ware looks at his reflection in a broken shard of mirrored glass in an empty field near downtown Antioch. Homelessness has grown by about a third in Antioch, according to Contra Costa County point-in-time homelessness count in 2016. ( Devin Katayama/KQED )William Ware sits in a large empty field along the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, shaving his face using a broken mirror. He found himself here after a water skiing accident in 2009 led to painkiller addiction, and a downward spiral ensued.
It can be hard to get back on your feet when you're starting from scratch - even when opportunity falls in your lap. We meet Kevin Kunze, who was living on the streets until Doug Stewart decided to do something unusual: he took Kevin home with him to live with the Stewart family.
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