This week we anticipate that the homeless sweeps will come to Real Change. Last winter, an encampment arose between the two doorways that are the entrance to our vendor center, and over time it has only grown.
For an organization that has always stood up for the unsheltered, this presents a dilemma.
Our mission is to provide opportunity and a voice to low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice. Our first responsibility in this is to provide a safe and welcoming space to the vendors of Real Change.