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.
Fifty-two homeless people settled into their new bunk beds in the Veterans Building on Monday night.
Measure O will fail to make a dent in the housing crisis; it promises more than it can deliver. It will also be a burden on homeowners who already pay for 6 local bonds and 9 different parcel taxes/fees.
The city is looking to create a permit program for RV campers in the latest effort to respond to neighborhood concerns about an influx of new vehicle dwellers in West Berkeley.