The Hidden Homelessness Crisis In California (HBO)

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How to survive in Los Angeles - without a home? | DW Documentary

California's economy is booming. Yet, there are tens of thousands of people living on the streets and not benefitting at all. There are as many homeless people in Greater Los Angeles as in the whole of Germany. Michael J. Diehl is one of them. The Texan-born Michael J. Diehl, aka MJ, has lived in a tent in California for four years. Instead of an apartment, he has a guitar and a dog. He used to be a deep sea diver in the Gulf of Mexico, working on oil rigs and pipelines and earning thousands of dollars. Then he was shot in the head. The bullet is still there today. As a consequence, he lost his health, his work, his family and his home. Now, years later, he has created another family and home for himself on the banks of the Santa Ana River. But the local authorities are threatening to move them on. MJ and many others are ready to put up a fight. _______ Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more information visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954

High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

Faced with some of the most expensive rental housing in the nation, some Bay Area residents are feeling priced out and are seeking low-cost alternatives. In Silicon Valley, a hub of computer and technology companies, some people are even turning to cars, vans and RVs for housing. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings has the story.

VanLife as Long Term Housing Solution for Solo Female + Epic Camper Van Tour

Atli has chosen full-time van life as a long term housing solution because it helps her spend less money, work a flexible job, travel when she wants, and have her own mobile home in the city. You can follow Atli on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/t.rex_van/ She also helped start a monthly van life meet-up in Vancouver (in the summer months) at the Spanish Banks on the first Sunday of the month. To find out more, you can email her at: vancityvanlife@gmail.com Her Ford Transit camper van conversion is gorgeous and she did most of the work with her Dad. They installed a Suburban furnace, insulation, and roof vents to control the temperature inside the van. There's tons of storage under the platform bed, in the closet, and in the kitchen. One of the best things about Atli's van is that she prioritized keeping it stealthy so that she can park pretty much anywhere without being disturbed. Because no one knows she's in there, she doesn't have any issues with safety as a solo female van dweller. There are no windows in the van, but there is a skylight above her bed. They even installed a bulkhead between the cab and cargo areas, and painted it grey so that it really looks like a work van from the outside. There's no bathroom (toilet or shower) in the van because Atli can use the facilities at work, and at the gym whenever she needs to. Another great thing about living in a van is that Atli can escape the winter for a couple of months each year and she usually tries to make it down to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous in Quartzsite Arizona. Here's a link if you want to check it out: http://www.cheaprvliving.com/gatherings/ Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you to all of our Patrons who support us so generously and a very special thank you to our backbone supporters: The Burgess Family! If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ------------------------------------------------------------- A very special thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC8EQAfueDGNeqb1ALm0LjHA&tab=2 To learn how to create and submit subtitles and closed captions, check out this YouTube info page: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6054623 If you would like credit for your subtitles, translation, or closed captions in the description of the video, please email us with your full name, the language of your translation, and the video title that you worked on. You can email us at: danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSORS ------------------------------------------------------------- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in our video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives Photo Credits: Atli from @T.Rex_Van

A career truck driver on why his is no longer ‘a middle-class job’

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The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars

Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds. When he found out that Tesla would not service or support his salvaged cars, he took it upon himself to scour the internet and harvest working parts from several busted Teslas. He Frankensteined them together until his creations were fully operational, at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a new or certified pre-owned Tesla. Motherboard travels to Massachusetts to meet with the rogue mechanic leading a grassroots movement of DIY fixers who are taking back the right to repair the things they own. Check out Rich's YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2BAD9Uc Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

There is a shortage of affordable housing in every state in the country, but it's especially bad in California — where there's only one affordable housing unit for every five extremely low income households.

The gap is not only pushing more and more people out onto the streets—it's also creating a new, fast-growing, and hidden class of homelessness: People who in the past would have been able to afford a room or apartment but now live in their cars by necessity.

Danielle Williams is one of them. She’s a single working mother who has been living in her van with her daughter for five years. At first, it meant sleeping in dark, scarcely populated areas, and being hassled by the police. But thanks to a program called Safe Parking — a network of parking lots equipped with porta-potties and lot monitors — she can now stay in her car overnight without worrying about her safety.

VICE News traveled to California to see how the new program is helping people like Danielle live a little more comfortably, and met with a government official who’s frustrated there aren’t longer term solutions to help the roughly 16,000 people in Los Angeles who now sleep in their cars.

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