On Monday the City gave notice it would evict the residents of two encampments the next day. After a flurry of actions on Tuesday, the residents find themselves with a reprieve until Thursday morning, when a federal judge is slated to hear their testimony.
Forty unhoused Philadelphia families are squatting in vacant buildings that belong to the Philadelphia Housing Authority. As those individuals transform the blighted spaces into living ones, Occupy PHA and PHA spar about housing needs.
The City announced this morning it will disband the autonomous tent city by next Friday. But Brandon Dorfman takes us inside, to meet organizers and the people experiencing homelessness who called it home.
Sobriety is fragile, and much like the soft fabric of society, it can come undone under the weight of disease or trauma. Sometimes, it takes much less for things to fall apart.