On the Streets

Slab City: A haven for the homeless gentrifies

Lisa Biagiotti visits Slab City to see what the future of homelessness looks like. Off the grid, 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, she tours this desert outpost with Phil Long, a young traveler passing through in a purple bus. She talks to 'Stickman,' who has settled on a concrete slab of this former military training base after 30 years on the road. At a community board meeting, she learns that Jack 'Two Horses' Martin has lost the resident election, and may be the first person ever evicted from Slab City because of gentrification.


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