Crisanto Street on March 29, 2021, where around two dozen RV's are parked on both sides of the road. Some RV's have a multigenerational household, while others are just enough for two.
María Marroquín, the Executive Director of the Day Worker Center in Mountain View, is double checking orders and food donations in preparation for the free lunch service they are providing on March 31, 2021.
(L-R) Carla Dardon and Carlos Arreola Jr. on March 31, 2021, are the programs manager and outreach & education coordinators respectively. Both before and during the pandemic, the two have been working to find residents temporary job occupations, low-income apartments, and training courses, including technology and English literacy.
This group of friends just came off work at 5:28 pm on Monday, March 22nd, hoping to catch up with each other and wait for the food cart, shown prior.
The main space of the Day Worker Center on March 31, 2021, is now filled with side projects by Ms. Marroquín. She has stocked up on hundreds of cloth masks that get distributed weekly, and is also growing alfalfa sprouts and other plants to feed the community.
On the left, the singular Asian-American resident on Crisanto Street on March 22, 2021, lounges in the passenger seat after a bike ride, a popular past time for many residents. Due to his ethnicity and unconventional white van, he has been mistaken as an undercover copper by other Hispanic residents.
On the right, one man on March 29, 2021, waits in the shade for his friends to come by.
Mar. 22, 2021 - This particular resident will have to take down the Marvel SunShade in a couple months in order to relocate in accordance with the RV Ban. The SunShade has never been removed the entire time he's been on Crisanto Street, about 2-3 years.
Mar. 29, 2021 - The woman living in this van has been living a minimal lifestyle for the past year, with pots and pans decorating the van's roof. She hopes to get an apartment as soon as she can, unlike some other residents.
Mar. 28, 2021 - One resident's attempt to transform the overgrown sidewalk to backyard garden.
Mar. 30, 2021 - The two bikes of a couple living in an RV since the start of the pandemic. Ever since the Great Recession, living in a studio apartment became unreasonable, and thus they transitioned to living in an RV once Covid-19 hit.
"When you're face-planted into the ground, there's no where else to go [but an RV]." - Resident
"Living in an RV is ok, especially with Day Worker Center assistance." - Resident, Mar. 30, 2021
Mar. 29, 2021 - One of two dogs hanging about in the clearing, where a family with 7 children hang out in the afternoons. They occupy two trailers to accommodate them all.
An old Mickey Mouse doll hangs on the fence by the train tracks, right next to the RV's.