One of the largest homeless camps in the U.S. is being dismantled

One of the largest homeless camps in the U.S. is being dismantled
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It's called the Jungle, and at 68 acres, it is one of the biggest homeless encampments in the United States.

The Jungle is in San Jose, California, near the heart of the Silicon Valley. Hundreds of people once lived here in tents and underground bunkers, and after several attempts to clean up the massive amount of waste and rats, the city is finally shutting it down for good. An estimated 7,600 homeless people live in San Jose and Santa Clara County — more than in nearby San Francisco — with three-quarters sleeping outside. Officials say an influx of tech workers has made rents skyrocket, pushing out many longtime residents who go on to live in the Jungle or one of San Jose's 200 other outdoor encampments.

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