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Homeless Camp Fire survivor speaks about evictions

One homeless man who said he lost his home in the Camp Fire said he will move somewhere different due to the homeless eviction at Comanche Creek.

Posted: Feb 15, 2021 8:11 PM
Updated: Feb 15, 2021 9:14 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A Camp Fire survivor who lost his home has been homeless for two and a half years and has been living at Comanche Creek.

Jamie Jamison, who lost his home in the Camp Fire, has been living in his tent in Comanche Creek ever since losing everything in the Camp Fire.

Jamie Jamison lost his house in the Camp Fire and has been homeless since. He is now being forced to relocate somewhere else due to Chico's homeless evictions.

"Everybody is struggling and we just try to grab our end of the rope and keep pulling you know," said Jamison.

He said he wishes he had other resources to help him survive

"We need food, we need medicine," said Jamison. "We are kind of a compound here so we keep our stuff to ourselves but we need support."

As the City of Chico continues to issue eviction notices, Jamison is ready to fight for the place he calls home.

"They can try," said Jamison. "There is a lot of us. They have to like come in a force and we will fight back. We will probably just pack everything up and go somewhere else. We wouldn't tell anybody because then they would just come and kick us out of there too."

Last Tuesday, people who are camping out near Wisconsin Street and Boucher Street received a 72-hour eviction notice and were told Monday they should be expected to leave this area by Tuesday.

"There is really nowhere for us to be," said Kat Hall, who has been camping near Wisconsin Street and Boucher Street. "They moved us from over there and they all had moving trucks to help us move and everything and gave us flyers and said we could come over here so we all came over here and week and a half later we have to leave so it is a little depressing. "

In the end, the homeless hope they can get some support.

"Financial aid or assistance from the government because this is a catastrophe," said Jamison.

The Chico City Council was to meet tomorrow to discuss the greater Chico homeless task force, but due to a COVID-19 exposure, the City Council has moved its meeting to March 2. 

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