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Lynelle Solomon was furious. She’d just learned that her friends Joe and Diana had been cited for illegal camping in a Modesto park. Earlier this month, The two homeless people she’d been providing food and comfort while they waited for supportive housing were told to move on at 3am after police found them sleeping in Roosevelt Park.

It didn’t matter that after seven years on the streets, Solomon had helped Joe and Diana find an apartment and they were just waiting for the paperwork to be completed. It didn’t matter that Joe was 70 years old and had stomach cancer. At 3am, the couple were forced to gather up their belongings and try to find another place to lay their heads.

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