Skip to main content

tv   Documentary  RT  October 14, 2017 12:29am-1:01am EDT

12:29 am
see is back and they are here why do these guys down for me a tiny howlers is not a solution it will be a free fall. is nice safe conditions to live in. to super discipline and render the city of los angeles. always good terrorist and. nobody should be homeless anywhere but especially in one of the richest countries in the world. i build everything was true because i make a lot of mistakes. and it's easy to back out your mistakes in compton south central
12:30 am
l.a. a pint sized idea. in a battle with city off already. when you have nothing in order to go. you know having something like this may as well be a castle. the mayor of los angeles has declared the city is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. is trying to solve it one tiny house at a time the tiny house idea is very simple it's shelter. food water and shelter are not optional they're required for human survival so it's a. temporary solution and like the first stone a foundation if you will to helping people who are homeless. according to elvis these cheap and portable tiny homes meant to be on the streets of l.a. . and they need to fix. but right now they're not moving anywhere because city
12:31 am
authorities banned them so they used to belong to somebody yeah. and now they're being used no now they've been sitting here for a better part of a year collecting dust. and people are you know struggling and suffering. so yeah it's really sad i mean it's you know this is human life here you know. los angeles authorities have accused his tiny holmes of threatening public safety. has seen the tiny house movement go viral online with support coming from right across the world so with the help of internet crowdfunding he's going rogue once completed they all have a new carbon pad. alarms on the windows i put the vents these holes in the top you know it's really hot summer here so that way the heat will rise and go out in the city of angels elvis isn't considered by the powers that be. but to the homeless
12:32 am
he's one of the few struggling to get them off the streets i don't quit and i don't give up and i definitely don't bow down to bullies people need shelter now if i have to build a tiny house for every last person until i'm five hundred years old then that's what i'm going to do. elvis is building his next house for a woman who braved. a few people that live. ravens living under the top next to a freeway. and from say. the situation much worse than when. this is already on a service. raven's
12:33 am
been on and off the streets most of her life. area yeah sure after fleeing home when she was just thirteen. she once had a time since the city of st she's been out here. tired after getting. pretty well. pretty light. when they. do and. elvis is worried by the state but this communal camp and he. to buy raven a tent until he can build her a new tiny house so we're going to have a tent and our rendezvous back to you guys in a little while. alone
12:34 am
. opens up about a situation. it's been a struggle. and. the city always kicks us out from the state it'll stay clean those. who want to costly move their stuff every day. ravens out here because she feels emergency shelters are overbooked or unsafe but city law was designed to move these camps on. and as a phone queue she receives a visit. well he said we got to. get him about this by saturday.
12:35 am
elvis is. brave and he's given orders. she's running out of places to go they want everybody downtown the way but one section. it's not going to happen we're trying to get our branch out. we're going to get away from downtown they want everybody downtown but six downtown skid row. the worst place in history to be homeless downtown. if you're homeless in l.a. city lewis to keep streets clear give you two choices. keep moving. on the months grow. this is the only place that you can sit up a tent without the city forcing belief. but elvis is tiny homes aren't allowed here
12:36 am
. skin roy is. unlike anything else in the united states. i call it the worst manmade disaster in the u.s. . are you. doing ok. and he fails runs a big the merchants the shelter in the middle of skid row which i'd like to he's seen the numbers of women seeking help in a true home in just a year but you me get daedra nice to meet you unless you've got pretty eyes. and he's on crutches because last year he lost a leg to the flesh eating bacteria that exists here still every day he's out inviting new arrivals to his shelter because he knows just how bad it gets more than two thousand people on the streets forty nine square blocks of skid row it's the worst that we've ever seen. just
12:37 am
a good idea you really need to look down that street there's not one open spot or summat sidewalk. for half a mile down that way. elvis is tiny houses designed as an option to avoid sleeping on skid row. because he is the increasing numbers of women and children a sleeping alongside drugs crime and the mentally ill. and police are the only source of protection starts a pretty constant yes day and night. for maintaining order here can be struck running with. a man running with handcuffs who is fast. spend one night every once in a while and streets and i can't sleep because it's so dangerous and you just stay
12:38 am
alert rats are running around running over people running in their trance and often people get beaten or assaulted or raped and that in effect can damage your health pretty quickly. so i'm all for tiny houses but there has to be restroom facilities and shower facilities because otherwise we're putting people in treacherous living conditions just as if they're living in a tent. and this is why and the shelter keeps an open door policy but he's struggling to keep up with demand i can see right here right across the city shelters a full up many have to turn people away the simple fact in l.a. is there's just not enough shelter there are not enough beds forty seven thousand people experiencing almost this and there are about twelve thousand shelter beds or
12:39 am
transitional housing beds even if people on the streets right now decided to come in there's nowhere to come in there's no place to go. with limited access to emergency shelters and low cost housing life on the streets in l.a. is an endless game of cat and mouse. because the city is charged with keeping the streets clean morning everybody this department of sanitation crew is about to move through the homeless encampments of skid row. watch out watch out for hazardous materials watch out for human waste. industrial operations liked. daily across los angeles to keep the streets clear the homeless to be constantly on the move. we are here every day in skid row every street is clean once every two weeks so this cycle. the big
12:40 am
effort we're doing. i think is essential it's essential to the city's. center of the city's become a growth and also the city's image this team will put more than five tons in the gadgets truck today anything they deem to be unsanitary. most of it will be rubbish but some of it will be people's tents and the few positions. that. the city gives advance notice of the cleanup but not everyone gets the missing. today or some unlucky ones out of. your ass and to.
12:41 am
get it was repeated i mean if you want to. live in the street you want to live if we sidewalk decide to devalue. but the city's focus on keeping the streets clean means further instability when you're living on them. it's also one of the main reasons elvis is tiny houses a band playing to hampering operations like this. you know we have the support of it on the street. if you're going to see conditions to live it so we basically the city has. germination. should not be on the city streets. about your sudden passing i've only just learnt you worry yourself in taking your
12:42 am
last bang turn. your attitude up to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each breath. but then my feelings started to change you talked about war like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our ark and i secretly promised to never be like it said one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with death this one difference i speak to now because there were no other takers. claimed that mainstream media has met its maker. colin is still exist. or rico is treated as one as our own oil can only call sun
12:43 am
a hind fulsomely dull and then thrown him along on the board recall as little can i do a lot of. the island is controlled by the us government and some border regions crave independence journal it was the only god you know it was getting about an hour ago by those that were good at either like it but i'm going to sort of randomly go over that again again waiting in the last year earliest. still many do wish to join the us hundreds more leave every day knowing. that i'm a long way from mania. beings there want to go with the country at a crossroads anger of the island is on the wrong. is. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to be rich.
12:44 am
that you'd like to be for us it's like that before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters and out. there should be. later that day right back camp. they made a mess they took out of the break they basically took the thing. and find out that getting your belongings can get up devastate. our property destroyed it. none of us. i mean those that. take you in the midst of. you know.
12:45 am
this it killed me the rules that i had to be tempted away from the driveway. to tennessee be down from sixty nine. mrs rainey. and the seventy two hours to move most. christine is new to the streets priced out of the rental market just desperately trying to get back to. she says money by collecting her psychosis. but the authorities just taking an entire week's work to do the recycling does being a. this is my buddy but i think. like it could be. the city's clean up means that christine will be out here even longer.
12:46 am
before i did before was better. can take into it to. know is they. are well. for many homeless people in l.a. a lack of affordable housing makes it almost impossible to get off the streets. list and three percent of the city's rental market is fake and. we walk around most of the night and then christine shows me something breaking. this is the famous blue house. this little house that i called my home. and other memories here. so that was her this is home for me.
12:47 am
this home is four walls. f.l.t. cheering. that i have that again. which is the god's timing that my. then she says in mind. this is my back. don't be a stranger ok. well this is tiny homes could help people like christine until. back in compton the pressure is on for him to finish raven's tiny house. but he still needs to locate a place we can put it some way the city clean up one easily find these are just
12:48 am
over eight thousand lots of the city controls. but. it's not a lot. and while searching he gets a call from raven with an unexpected update. for you all right after your son. yeah i'm pregnant. why are there more of them pregnant hard governor after all the old way over it our time here oh i have my life together elvis is already worried about reagan but he must to some enthusiasm i will listen i got to run right now but i'll call you back later that's that's great news we have to celebrate. and i want to. i want to jump for joy and like cry this and on like.
12:49 am
this is how quickly a change in circumstance can see your life go from bad to worse when you're on the street. when the stakes raised for her tiny house i want to see her ravens coping with the news of her pregnancy. despite getting orders to move she's still here at the same campsite look. you don't want to go. ahead if. a little concerned regarding the conditions. living at this time i got
12:50 am
a lot of business to take care of. don't know if i'm having the time taker but that's what makes me. like. getting off the streets. but getting off the streets is difficult for even. we talk more and she reveals the devastating level of violence she fled as a kid we did she live. i was listed as a juvenile runaway. my dad. my dad been in prison. five months pregnant with me. basically we had no choice but to grow up before we. even had to learn to be tough
12:51 am
. but she's right on the edge. like more and more americans take care. she strips deep in the cycle of long term homelessness. with no immediate way of getting out. when your life is the size of a teen can be a powerful tool. it's almost delivery day and with the news that raven's pregnant elvis is adding a special finishing touch to her tiny house. so i'm ok with just a little something to help her feel better and you know help her feel like she's got a nice guy to look at. elvis knows how important little details like this can be he's watched too many people lose hope on the streets since the city forced me to take
12:52 am
houses away from people three people have died mainly due to being stuck out in the elements and not having anywhere to go so it's criminal. picture smokey sitting in the doorway of her her tiny house one of the people who died was his close friend smokey who received the very first tiny house new year's morning i found her dead in somebody else's tent not even her own because the city took that to. so. it's pretty simple without shelter people die. so. it's been a few months but. was a good person and she was my friend. inside city hall the pressure is on to create more housing the city has approved
12:53 am
a multi-billion dollar strategy to help homeless but it will take ten years to build ten thousand new units which is. officials refused to embrace elvis's tiny for me a tiny house on a parking space is not a solution. we're doing that this service to those individuals who stayed in these tiny homes without the out of it infrastructure in place city council. opposed to tiny houses in his district because of consumes from angry residents. someone want to treating the site otherwise it'll be a free for all it'll be sex drugs and rock'n'roll and i think they will absolutely you have to have some rules and price the. city is you know they are here why put these guys out back with elvis and the city
12:54 am
is clear intense yet again this time even in christine's camp right now that load opened up there was a pristine show. that's considered a faulty item so it's going in the dumpster. almost christine's belongings are taken by the department of sanitation that raven's not around so only christine is here to see it. they say you don't hit rock bottom to hit rock bottom he didn't fight every year. all that money. you can spend half of that to get these people a place to go but instead they're treated. with ravens camp demolished most of her positions gone and with a baby on the way elvis must deliver her tiny house before nightfall. with.
12:55 am
i finally found a suitable location for ravens' tiny house in a quiet area mostly industrial. affect anybody. elvis and raven hope this part of downtown l.a. away from skid row will be safe from the authorities. with already he's must continue to keep l.a. streets clean days finally. for the tiny house delivery feeling very good by. very. good drop out it's going through a lot of hardship so this tiny house it's. after the week that she's had and everything she's gone through on top of the in fragments it's more important now that she gets the house because i don't think she
12:56 am
can go much longer with not getting any rest. you really feel if. i do. think. i think. i'm going to think that. most things i do in life are out of principle. i was taught that somebody falls down you pick them back up. that's what we should do in life. to remember that you know you got things. you called me and said. you know people sit on the back porch. look at the stars that was looking up a tarp you know you have to see it sit not look at the tar but look at the stars it's got a magic. so finally raven gets her own
12:57 am
private space. and hopefully the first time in over a year it could not sleep and you think it's really just. that was said to say with us forever i wish it could last forever. abramovic god's hands. the eight. no need to know when the. underwater.
12:58 am
total around. or not he didn't i don't know. oh you ought to go to. d.c. to move for you to. apply for many clubs over the years so i know the game inside guides. football isn't only about what happens on the pitch put the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the super money just kill you narrowness and spending through to the twenty million one player. it's an experience like nothing else on to it because i want to share what i think of what i know about the beautiful guy great so will transfer. and piece
12:59 am
this morning. we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but knowing first signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people i've seen stuff that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam polystyrene batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about illness. exposure from the burn pits would literally send a v.a. broke and they don't want to pay it so the waiting decades
1:00 am
a lot of those soldiers will die in time and they will have to pay to. get the middle finger they've used to model is. delayed. in the news this morning the nuclear deal with iran's at risk of unraveling president. by getting tough and to run its breaching the spirit of the agreement. this is a dangerous signal president of united states has many posts not this one we cannot afford as international community. to dismantle the nuclear agreement that is working and anything. children have been reunited with their relatives in an aisle to campaign to help orphans in iraq the belief of the country when the parents joined islamic state but there is now an argument over how they should be treated.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on