SAN JOSE (KCBS)— Residents of the country’s largest homeless encampment want the city of San Jose to improve their living conditions. Residents of the Jungle specifically want to know what San Jose’s mayoral candidates would be willing to do to help them.
The city of San Jose has contracted to have three portable bathrooms available for residents of the Jungle homeless encampment at Story and Senter Roads, but those porta-potties are only open eight hours a day, which resident Grace said isn’t long enough to keep the encampment even close to sanitary.READ MORE: Summer Departs With Sweltering Temperatures; Smoky Skies Draped Over East Bay
“I live here right now in the Jungle. I feel that they’re punishing us. I feel that in my heart that’s what they’re doing to us,” she said.