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.
More than two years after officials voted to regulate street behavior and limit the use of public space, council voted Thursday to revise those rules and, eventually, enforce them.
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.
Around 90 people have been sleeping each night at the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter. But it is slated to close on April 15.
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.
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.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.