Homeless rebuilt camps at Albany Bulb

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Katherine Cody sat under her umbrella enjoying the bay view with  big smiles, while another homeless friend of hers took a nap in their newly-set-up tent on Sunday noon. Photo by Linjun Fan.

Several homeless people have rebuilt their camps at Albany Bulb barely a month after the city conducted a massive campaign to remove them.

“It’s good to be home again, “said Katherine Cody, who had camped at the Bulb for nearly a year before she was ordered by police to leave the place in late September. “I’ve just put up my kitchen and umbrella. “

The landfill-turned Bulb has been a favorite place for homeless encampments for years, and Albany has been clearing them once in every two years. In the city’s latest clean-up effort Albany police ordered all homeless to leave their camps, and a team of 11 workers was hired for 4 days to carry dumpsters of camp garbage out of the Bulb.

But the homeless didn’t go far away. Some of them camped near the Target store and Cornell Elementary, according to Albany Police Report.

Three of them slept under a big tree near their old camps, and another hid at a “secret place” at the Bulb, according to Cody.

“I can’t tell you where. He’s got a place they can’t see from anywhere, ” Cody said.

(Click here to read more about the recent clean-up campaign at the Bulb.)

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4 Responses to Homeless rebuilt camps at Albany Bulb

  1. K.A.Cody says:

    My Dear Friend Linda, I am si pleased with the article that you have on the Albany bulb and those of us that live there. Thank-you for your timely and caring interest. Keep the word out!!!! your, K.C.

  2. Linda Fan says:

    Hi Kathy, thanks a lot for the message! I am so glad you’ve read it!

  3. [...] was glad that City Councilmember Joanne Wile went to help Katharine Cody, a homeless living on Albany Bulb, to see a doctor and get food stamps, after she read a story [...]

  4. [...] just received her license with the help of Albany City Councilmember Joanne Wile. Wile also helped Katherine Cody, another homeless at the bulb, get social security benefits and move out of the bulb [...]

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