At Housing Crisis Hot Spot, Presidential Candidate Calls for Respect for the Homeless

California is facing a serious housing and homelessness crisis that is getting worse every day. President Trump sparked a debate in recent weeks by warning that his government could intervene and “clean up” camps of people living on the street, whom he called a burden on society. Two weeks ago, presidential candidate and former Housing Secretary Julián Castro visited a homeless camp in Oakland, area of high rents and hot spot of the homelessness crisis. There, he said that homeless people should not be treated like cattle and touted his presidential housing plan.

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