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.
On Thursday evening, protestors staged a die-in outside San Francisco Mayor London Breed's Lower Haight home. Organizers say the action was in protest of Breed's slow action to move unsheltered people into hotels.
More than a dozen unhoused Oakland residents and housing justice advocates gathered on the afternoon of February 15 just west of Wood and 24th Streets to memorialize unhoused local residents who’ve passed away.
On February 11, Berkeley City Council approved safe overnight parking for a total of 25 RVs in six scattered city-owned sites. While safe parking will provide a brief respite for a small number of unhoused Berkeley residents, these spots will be the catalyst of an otherwise total eviction of RV dwellers from the City of Berkeley.