Starting this fall, some unhoused people in Berkeley could spend every day and night in one downtown Berkeley basement without missing a meal, a shower or a full night's sleep.
As the City Council moves out of the property, homeless people will move in, for up to 45 nights this winter.
Fifty-two homeless people settled into their new bunk beds in the Veterans Building on Monday night.
Now that the Ninth Street shelter has closed, homeless people are alternating between two properties. Seniors at the North Berkeley Senior Center are adapting to the situation.
Berkeley's extended emergency shelter will move to the North Berkeley Senior Center for two weeks, then the Frances Albrier Community Center for the next two.
The Ninth Street shelter is set to close at the end of August, but the city has money to open it up elsewhere.
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.
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.
Around 90 people have been sleeping each night at the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter. But it is slated to close on April 15.
The emergency shelter, which is open until April, offers free Wi-Fi, plenty of places to charge phones, indoor toilets, hot breakfasts and storage.
Seven individuals talk about how they get food and what they eat living on the streets of Berkeley.