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.
Housing and homelessness, climate change and Berkeley’s sanctuary city status were central themes in Mayor Jesse Arreguín’s first State of the City address Monday.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put $400,000 toward an ambitious new shelter program estimated to cost more than $2 million each year to run.
A new report breaks down the projected costs of each piece of the ambitious homelessness plan, and puts forth recommendations for the elements to prioritize.
The Pathways Project includes short-term measures — including two new living facilities — and a long-term plan for ending homelessness in Berkeley.
A tent-cabin village and a pet-friendly shelter are included in Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Councilwoman Sophie Hahn’s plan to address Berkeley’s growing homeless population.