Driving Home: Surviving the Housing Crisis

For the past year, CatchLight Local Fellow Yesica Prado has documented the culture of vehicular living in the Bay Area, examining how policies and regulations such as overnight parking bans are affecting her community of residents living in their cars and RVs in Berkeley and San Francisco.⁠ The first two chapters of Yesica’s in-depth visual investigation are now published on the SF Public Press, CatchLight and GroundTruth, along with a self documentation of Yesica’s daily life while she quarantines in her RV.

Additionally, Yesica has worked in partnership with CatchLight’s Artists Against an #Infodemic Campaign, a partnership with Dysturb and the EveryDay Projects, to bring key health information and resources related to COVID-19 to vehicular residents in both Berkeley and San Francisco. 


About CatchLight Local: Bay Area

With support from The GroundTruth Project, the Kresge Foundation and Facebook Journalism Project, CatchLight Local’s pilot program fortifies community-engaged creative practices and produces nuanced visual stories to better equip communities and policymakers to understand problems and pursue viable solutions. Paired with newsrooms including The Salinas Californian, San Francisco Public Press and Bay City News Service, selected fellows work with communities on long-term visual stories representing how economic inequality affects their lives.