Photo: Yesica Prado

Faced with a housing crisis, a group of RV dwellers found parking—and a community—in Berkeley. Then they were kicked out

This month, A Beautiful Perspective relaunched as a digital magazine tackling a single theme each month. For our first month, we’re exploring the concept of home. Click here to read more stories from the HOME Issue.


In 2017, now 26-year-old Yesica Prado got evicted from her $1,500 San Francisco studio apartment while attending graduate school at UC Berkeley. With affordable housing scare and a housing crisis raging in the Bay Area, she decided to move into an RV. In time, Yesica found a community of other RV dwellers who had semi-permanently parked at the Berkeley Marina. But after a year, the city of Berkeley ordered the community to break up and leave due to safety and health concerns. Now, Yesica and her RV community are fighting back.