The new shelter has storage space, bike racks and takes dogs. Berkeleyside spoke to some of its clients, as well as to others who won't use shelters.
Berkeley Fire Department and California Highway Patrol responded to a fire Sunday morning at the Gilman Street homeless camp.
A year ago on Jan. 5, 2016, Berkeley Food & Housing Project, in partnership with the City of Berkeley and in response to a sweeping change in national homeless policy, launched a new model to provide services to the men and women and children of our community who are experiencing homelessness.
The cat-and-mouse game between Berkeley and a homeless activist group continued early on Wednesday when city officials rousted about 25 people from their tents and sleeping bags on a median on Adeline Street near Oregon Avenue.
The city of Berkeley has doubled its capacity for emergency storm shelter beds this week, following a council directive to get more homeless individuals indoors, and will make those beds available through Monday night in light of current weather conditions.
The city of Berkeley is taking an emergency approach to homelessness aimed at working fast to bring unhoused individuals inside, particularly as winter conditions worsen.
A coalition of civil-rights groups and one of the nation’s largest law firms have taken on the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), asking for a state-wide, permanent injunction to stop the sweeps which end up confiscating and often destroying the property of homeless people. In Berkeley, this lawsuit would protect homeless people living on state property, such as those who camp at the Gilman underpass.
The city cleared out a homeless encampment that had set up just north of City Hall Friday at around 5:15 a.m. The move came the day after the city said feces were spread, over a period of 24 hours, at various places on or near City Hall. The city also reported problematic behavior from campers including public masturbation and offensive chalk messages on the sidewalks.
The homeless encampment that was removed early Friday morning from Adeline Street was moved again this morning. This time, the shift was from the steps of Berkeley’s Civic Center building on Milvia Street to the corner of Milvia and Allston Way, directly across from Berkeley High School.
Early Friday morning, Berkeley police dismantled an encampment that had been set up on Adeline Street to protest the way the city provides homeless services.
Earlier this year, Berkeleyside joined more than 80 other media organizations in the Bay Area to publish a day of stories focused on homelessness in our midst.
Occupants of a protest camp outside the city of Berkeley’s homeless services intake center in South Berkeley this week criticized the way the city is allocating aid to people on the streets.
On Sunday, Berkeley police got a call about a dead body near the doorway of what used to be the U-Haul building on San Pablo Avenue and Addison Street. When they arrived they found a homeless man who appeared to have died of natural causes.