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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.
Two probationers were arrested with a stolen gun during a car stop in West Berkeley over the weekend, authorities report.