In the summer of 2018 then Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer declared that the Bridges at Kraemer Place mass homeless shelter would be “the model” for all future shelters in the county. He called it the “shining example.” In the months that followed, hundreds of homeless culled from the streets and coerced into Kraemer from all corners of the county would find other words for the place…and the other shelters that would follow in its likeness.
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John Underwood is an award-winning community television producer and lifetime professional journalist. His experience includes 13 years working for National Public Radio as a reporter in LA. He was employed locally for several years as a contributing reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register. When John is not busy documenting the homeless persons' struggle throughout Orange County, he works as a Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television, where he produces a talk show named Backstory - an investigative program that tackles the contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series NO FIXED ABODE focuses on channeling the voices of the OC homeless.
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