Housing issues
in a wealthy state 

It is estimated that around 8,000 people live in Alameda County without permanent housing, particularly people 65 years old and above.

Additionally, Berkeley is famous for hosting one of the world’s best universities, for the Free Speech Movement, and for being one of the most progressive cities in the United States.  

However, homelessness runs rampant. 

Many unhoused seniors manage serious disabilities and health issues while living in their vehicles. 

Our protagonists are among these struggling residents. They live on the edges of civilization and their visible environment reflects the history of geographic segregation.


Throughout the pandemic, feelings of abandonment have been even more common, especially as older people have become isolated and aged into chronic homelessness.