Biggest Little Streets

Moriah, A Young Woman Getting Uprooted by Police from Encampments

Episode Summary

Moriah, 20, already has had a very difficult life story, from being an abused foster kid to a runaway to a pregnant teen who had to give up her child for adoption. While starting to work several hours a week for an organization setting up a new shelter in Reno/Sparks, she has been living in a tent, which gets repeatedly uprooted in city sweeps. Sometimes people living in the encampment are cited, fined and given a court date. Sometimes trash is picked up. It changes all the time, but not Moriah's drive to survive. In this episode of the Our Town Reno / Biggest Little Streets podcast episode, she explains why herself and others prefer the tent life even if it's illegal.