Representatives from the city and business association said there is not much they can do to address the private site.
A small fire at the homeless camp outside Old City Hall in downtown Berkeley caused no injuries but damaged private and public property Thursday morning.
The emergency shelter, which is open until April, offers free Wi-Fi, plenty of places to charge phones, indoor toilets, hot breakfasts and storage.
“We never asked anybody for anything. But we got a lot of help. I hadn’t counted on that," James Anderson said after his ordeal.
It would cost the city nearly $1.2 million to provide 268 shelter beds for people experiencing homelessness this winter, according to papers filed Tuesday in federal court.
Youth Spirit Artworks is attempting to build two small tiny house youth villages, with a total of 25 residences that will be built by the youth themselves.
A Street Spirit vendor was struck in the face Saturday after he intervened to stop a hate incident between a lesbian family and a man described by police as a "nomad" on College.
A small fire struck a homeless encampment near Second Street in West Berkeley early Sunday morning, authorities and community members report.
Sanctioned encampments are a practical, legal and low-cost strategy to increase shelter for Berkeley’s homeless residents.
By the time BART could have come to evict them Saturday morning, most of the campers had moved off the property on their own.
As a formerly homeless person it sickens me that housed commenters are so insensitive to the suffering on homeless people and are even demanding civil-rights violations.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
The encampment's lawsuit against BART and the city of Berkeley will go forward, however.