Ken Jones stands on the corner of Addison and Shattuck, waiting for people to exit a concert at the Freight and Salvage, or a play at the Berkeley Rep. In the cool evening light, he catches the eye of patrons spilling out of the theaters, flashing a broad smile at each person who looks up as he broadcasts his patter over the crowd.
This guide will walk you through the process of applying for pandemic unemployment insurance for people who are self-employed. It also contains useful resources for obtaining the documents you need to apply.
Following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police on May 25, a wave of protests swept across all fifty states. This collection of photos shows the initial days of action in San Francisco, from May 31 to June 6.
This guide will walk you through the process of applying for your stimulus check. It also contains useful resources for obtaining the documents you need to apply, as well as information about where to cash it free of charge.
It’s time to rethink eviction policies in light of the coronavirus crisis, says author Matthew Desmond, who has been tracking eviction moratoriums, utility cutoff bans and other renter protections during the pandemic.
For advocates and those in the nonprofit sector racing to meet these needs, the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the extent to which unhoused people rely on an informal safety net of nonprofits, advocates, and volunteers to survive.
Many will not remember this, but before the early 1980s, there weren't millions of homeless people in the United States. Contemporary homelessness was created by a federal government response to what was, at the time, considered a short-term economic crisis.