2 Homeless Moms Just Moved Into an Investor-Owned Property to Protest Oakland’s Rent Crisis

Vice | Nov 19, 2019 at 6:44 PM
  • Two homeless mothers took over a vacant, investor-owned home in Oakland, California, on Monday to protest a rental crisis that had forced them to live outdoors while they work, go to school, and care for their children.
  • The women, 34-year-old Dominique Walker and 41-year-old Sameerah Karim, moved into the vacant property with help from community activists.
  • Amid the housing crisis, Oakland has seen its homeless population swell by 47% in just two years, to about 4,071 people.