Some of Berkeley's biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.
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.
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.
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 Pathways navigation center opened two weeks ago and offers wrap-around services and support for 45 homeless people.
The Ninth Street "winter shelter" will now stay open until the end of August.
Residents at the new West Berkeley shelter will have 24/7 access, showers, laundry facilities, the ability to bring pets and store their belongings on site.
Volunteers spent the weekend in West Berkeley sprucing up the city's new Pathways center to prep it for its scheduled opening June 23. See how plans have changed.
The city will establish a new parking structure, a final attempt to address issues around overnight parking. RV dwellers say they have nowhere to go.
The plan to help the unhoused falls short because there is no mechanism to place people in long-term housing and the city is not building any low-income housing to help them.
This network of more than 40 organizations and individuals finds efficient ways to redistribute food to low-income residents of Berkeley, but it needs an HQ.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
Officials have voted to move ahead with plans to open a new "pop-up" homeless shelter at Second and Cedar — despite many unknowns about financing, staffing and logistics.