"You just can't have anyone cutting through gates and setting up encampments on state property during the weekend and then expect it to stay there long term," said CHP Captain Ceto Ortiz.
The SEIU is giving the residents at least a week until a more permanent location can be found.
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Hope Village was put up on September 8 by homeless advocates for about $10,000. It has a fence, tents, a common area, bathrooms, garbage collection and showers. Even though Hope Village didn't have government backing, it ended up impressing local politicians.
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor Dave Cortese said, "Congratulations to them, to be on a nice hard top surface like this. To have an area fenced in, to have sanitary conditions, to have self-governance, people following rules. In some parts of the country this is a successful model."
City and county leaders are now fast tracking their search for a spot they already own or lease.
The seven residents selected to live in Hope Village are drug free and are not seriously mentally ill. Their main issue, they don't make enough money to rent a place.
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Charles Nelson has been on the streets for five years.
"We're little more optimistic now that there are people out there who do care," said Nelson.
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The Employment Development Department in San Jose has their parking lot back. “Hope Village” tents for 6 people now set up on SEIU property. pic.twitter.com/aewBznJiB7— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) September 17, 2018
13 “low risk” inmates from the Santa Clara County Jail arrive at Hope Village to help residents move to another site down Ruff Drive. pic.twitter.com/gouO2UKVsn— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) September 17, 2018
Sheriff Laurie Smith says they will use inmates to help move Hope Village in San Jose to SEIU property down Ruff Drive. 6 residents currently live in tent village on state parking lot. pic.twitter.com/619XSbTzOy— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) September 17, 2018
San Jose Hope Village told by CHP they must leave state property on Ruff Drive by noon. Organizers say they’ll move 6 residents to SEIU property about 200 feet away. pic.twitter.com/VA4Pxo7pzG— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) September 17, 2018