The California Department of Transportation is required to post notices of cleanups before clearing out homeless encampments on state property. But housing advocates, who say the agency doesn’t always comply with the rules, are suing the state over seized belongings.

The California Department of Transportation is required to post notices of cleanups before clearing out homeless encampments on state property. But housing advocates, who say the agency doesn’t always comply with the rules, are suing the state over seized belongings.