This is San Jose! These images are no more than 5 miles radius from my house. What has San Jose becoming?
Over the last 8 years since I first moved in the area had transformed quite a bit. More houses are being built. More homeless are found along my once favorite running trail. More burglaries. More trailers and sleeper van come and gone. Changes are part of life – some are good while others are not so much. We all have to pivot or persevere accordingly to cope.
For this project I focus mostly on homelessness side of the change and the housing inequality in the Bay Area. Both of these matters are also part of The Universal Declarations of Human Rights. Article 25 stated:
- Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
- Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.