Officials have voted to move ahead with plans to open a new "pop-up" homeless shelter at Second and Cedar — despite many unknowns about financing, staffing and logistics.
Berkeley, already among the most expensive places to build in the East Bay, just raised the price tag for developers who do not include affordable units on site.
After ousting it from several previous sites, the city has allowed the First They Came for the Homeless camp to stay at the Berkeley-Oakland border for several months.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put $400,000 toward an ambitious new shelter program estimated to cost more than $2 million each year to run.
Seven individuals talk about how they get food and what they eat living on the streets of Berkeley.
Berkeley residents with disabilities, including an increasing number of homeless people, rely on Easy Does It's emergency services, including its unusual wheelchair repair program.
It may be the first such city-university project in the country: building supportive housing for the homeless. The location? Berkeley's storied People's Park.
Women and families without permanent housing can eat and relax at the Women's Daytime Drop-in Center and escape from some of the stresses of the street.
Despite progress, Berkeley still falls far short of providing housing for the nearly 1,000 homeless people in the city.
For the second year, Berkeleyside joins the SF Homeless Project and dedicates a day of coverage to homelessness.
A new report breaks down the projected costs of each piece of the ambitious homelessness plan, and puts forth recommendations for the elements to prioritize.
Berkeley officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to prioritize a plan to build what was described as the city's largest ever supportive housing development for the homeless.
For the first time ever, the city has created a team of outreach workers focused on getting chronically homeless, mentally ill individuals off the streets and into housing.