Why Some Cities Don't Allow RV Parking - Yet RVs Are Used for Living
In many of our neighborhoods, near our parks, airports, industrial parks, and even in some downtown areas, we see RVs we know are not ordinarily used for camping. They are being used for living. We call these people the "working homeless," as many of them have jobs, but don’t make enough to afford a home. Many have children.
In some parts of the country local governments have enacted laws to make it difficult for these people to park and pitch, and this Canadian piece from CTV NEWS Vancouver sheds light on this issue, a must read.
As for the USA, I find it interesting how the state police in places like Alaska, Washington, and Oregon find such practices on the side of the highways and streets as being the normal course of life for these kinds of people. For Californians and the CHP it is a practice that is less tolerated, as there are laws in some California regions which discourage RVing in areas close to residential communities.
If your area does not allow overnight or over-height parking, it is because of this reason.
What happened to the notion of "Live and let live?" In my opinion sleeping in a vehicle is better than on the street as far as I’m concerned. Why make things harder for these people I can’t understand.
People need a livable wage.