The Ninth Street “winter shelter” will now stay open until the end of August.
The shelter on Ninth Street, which can accommodate 90 people a night, had been slated to close April 15.
The Ninth Street shelter is set to close at the end of August, but the city has money to open it up elsewhere.
Around 90 people have been sleeping each night at the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter. But it is slated to close on April 15.
On the eve of the closure of Berkeley’s winter homeless shelter at 1231 Second St., the city received an anonymous $15,000 donation to keep it running for at least another month.
Many homeless shelters have limited capacity during the pandemic, and most evening drop-in services are unavailable. This is one bridge option, says the city.
A food resource guide for the East Bay’s vulnerable communities in need, including elderly, immunocompromised and food-insecure individuals, children and families, health care and essential food workers.
When the Ninth St. shelter closes on Aug, 30, 90 people will have to return to the streets. Come to a Tuesday meeting to help identify a new, permanent home for the shelter.
Homeless people in high-risk COVID19 categories are being offered hotel rooms, one of several measures being taken by the city to protect those without homes.
Instead of having to provide proof of an address, patrons will now only have to show a picture ID. The roll-out of the Easy Access Cards begins this week.