Natalie Orenstein covers housing and homelessness for The Oaklandside. She was previously on staff at Berkeleyside.
Plan for ‘safe work zones’ around workers during encampment sweeps; entering it could lead to arrest
Oakland officials say the tool is needed to protect workers from harassment, but some say it would criminalize unhoused people and supporters.
New audit reveals that Oakland homeless shelters and services are falling short
Despite spending $69 million over three years, the city failed to sufficiently track contractors’ work, a audit recent found.
Are you unhoused in Oakland, Berkeley, or Emeryville? Caltrans might owe you money
A lawsuit settlement requires California’s Transportation Department to reimburse homeless people who had their belongings taken or destroyed by the agency between 2014 and 2019. Here’s how to file a claim.