Berkeley isn't cleaning it up because it says the land belongs to Caltrans, and the trash is the state's responsibility. Caltrans says it regularly cleans up the area.
One project will serve seniors. The other will serve the homeless, veterans, and low-income residents.
The Streets Team program provides work experience to people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with the goal that it will help them land paid employment.
The modest sums gifted by the Berkeley Holiday Fund serve a double purpose: it's money recipients can do something with, but it also helps them feel they’re not alone, that they’re part of a community.
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.
As the City Council moves out of the property, homeless people will move in, for up to 45 nights this winter.
Berkeley should use a prefabricated metal building like those used for aircraft hangars to construct a shelter. Land isn't a problem — the building can be put up on a little-used portion of a street.
Measure P will replicate the successful soda tax to ensure funds are appropriately used. It places an additional surcharge on high real estate transactions to help those in need regain housing and rebuild their lives.
I’m committed to the long-term goal of working with our state and federal elected officials to obtain the resources to create more permanent supportive housing in the Bay Area.
The regulation is a stripped down version of previous proposals to also regulate sidewalk behavior.
I believe building market-rate housing will not solve the affordability crisis, that Berkeley must seek higher percentages of affordable housing and that state law should not nullify local zoning.
While the clients at the center were screened for their willingness to look hard for homes, the plethora of services has also helped many get off the streets.
There is no early indication of foul play, but police are investigating.