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The Oakland Fire: Tenants Living in Warehouses Face Eviction

“Still, since tenants are technically not supposed to live in warehouses like the Ghost Ship, any large-scale solution to allow them to stay will probably come from legislation approved by the city.

During a City Council meeting on Tuesday, several people used the public discussion period to complain that the city was responsible for unfair evictions since the Ghost Ship fire. Many said the city needed to come up with more affordable-housing options before going into other warehouses and kicking out people who have nowhere else to go. At least one man who lost a friend in the fire and spoke at the meeting, Steven DeCaprio, wants the city to stop doing inspections for the time being and come up with a housing plan for people in warehouses.”