Oakland Artist Transforms Illegally Dumped Garbage into Homes for Homeless


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West Oakland artist, Greg Kloehn, drives around the streets near his home studio looking for illegally dumped trash piles that show up every night.

Along with a team of volunteers, Greg fashions those pieces into tiny, moveable structures. Ever since his first home give-away, Greg has converted trash into more than a dozen small homes on wheels and given them to the homeless in his area.

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    Programs that seek to meet the basic shelter needs of the community by providing temporary shelter for people who are in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and a variety of housing alternatives.

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