Sprawling Homeless Camps — Modern ‘Hoovervilles’ — Vex California

A homeless tent encampment is seen along a street in downtown Los Angeles on July 1, 2019. A few hours north in Sonoma County, officials are struggling to address a homeless encampment with roughly 200 residents.

The wrangling over what to do about a sprawling homeless camp in Santa Rosa, Calif. highlights how hard it is to find answers for what is a growing crisis across California and much of the West.

(Image credit: Richard Vogel/AP)