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Last Days of the Wood Street Commons


Kehilla leaders and volunteers have witnessed the brutal destruction of the Wood Street Commons by the City of Oakland.  Our members continue to assist the residents with meals and material donations, while the City ignores their humanity and their desire to maintain their community.

From the UK Guardian:

Once a refuge, Oakland homeless camp is dismantled:

‘My world was ripped to pieces’

The East Bay Express has just published an account by David Bacon:

Pushed Out

Here are some videos recorded by Homeless Action Committee member Jon Ransohoff on April 24th:

Wood Street Commons Demolition 1

Wood Street Commons Demolition 2

And, here’s the report in Oaklandside by Natalie Orenstein:

As Oakland closes its largest homeless camp,

some residents resist, others move on

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