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Hope Village Homeless Camp in San Jose Finds Temporary Home

The privately funded tent encampment moved and is now located in a parking lot next to the SEIU Local 1877 building

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    Hope Village Homeless Camp in SJ Finds New Temporary Home

    Hope Village, a privately funded homeless tent encampment near Mineta San Jose International Airport, has been given until 12 p.m. Monday to vacate state-owned land in San Jose. Service Employees International Union has reportedly agreed to allow the village to temporarily move to a grassy area next to some of its offices nearby. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2018)

    Residents of a homeless encampment in San Jose were moved Monday morning to a nearby lot aimed to serve as a temporary camp until a longer-term site can be found, authorities said.

    The privately funded Hope Village camp on Ruff Drive, near Mineta San Jose International Airport, moved down the street to a parking lot next to the Service Employees International Union Local 1877 building, California Highway Patrol Officer Ross Lee said.

    The residents of the camp at 1010 Ruff Drive said they had been told that their eight tents and belongings would be cleared out by 8 a.m. Monday, but an agreement was reached Sunday night with county officials, according to Andrew Lanier, a supporter and recent resident of the camp.

    The agreement allows the camp to stay on the SEIU lot for a week while another longer-term location is found, according to Lenine Umali from Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese's office.

    Hope Village Homeless Camp in San Jose Could Be Shut Down

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    Residents and supporters of San Jose Hope Village, a privately funded homeless tent encampment near Mineta San Jose International Airport, said they've been told the camp will be cleared out by the California Highway Patrol starting at 8 a.m. Monday. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2018)

    Organizers worked to find the temporary location and arrived at the agreement for the SEIU lot late Sunday night, Umali said.

    They are planning to submit a formal request Monday afternoon to the city of San Jose for another location that could serve as a pilot project to house the homeless, Umali said.

    The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and the CHP were helping Monday morning to move the camp.

    Hope Village had been open for only two days when on Sept. 10 its residents were given a 72-hour notice by the CHP to clear out. The CHP didn't follow through, instead opting to let supporters and residents find a new location.

    That changed on Friday, when Hope Village organizer Peter Miron-Conk said CHP officials told him the camp would be cleared out Monday morning.

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