This is where our Founder Jess uploads interesting town planning articles, videos and podcast episodes.

‘The Oakland, California Homeless Problem is Beyond Belief’ Youtube video by Nick Johnson.

At the time of writing this video has a surplus of 9 million views for good reason. 

Nick interviews those experiencing homelessness in Oakland where the homeless population has almost doubled in 2 years.

“…A lot of that has to do with the high cost of living in the Bay Area. Apartments that were once $1,000 a month now cost closer to $3,000 a month. A lot of the homeless are addicts. But there’s no real one reason homelessness is so high in Oakland. You ask 10 homeless people why they live on the streets and you’ll get 10 different answers.”


“I came out here to die, but I found community…I’m now trying to climb out of here”