The city of Alameda opened a brand new safe-parking site on August 17. It’s nestled within Alameda’s former Naval Air base, also called Alameda Point, where a 34-acre supportive housing community was established in 1999. Village of Love is operating both the new safe-parking site and the new adjoined Alameda Day Center, which provides a blend of peer counseling and supportive services for unsheltered people.
Activist and former Berkeley mayoral candidate Mike Lee died at age 64 of complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in mid August. Housing activists and many people experiencing homelessness across Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco reported sadness at his loss and admiration for him in the wake of the news.
The smog-like conditions that have settled over the Bay Area in recent weeks are unavoidable for all Bay Area residents. However, unhoused people face a disproportionate burden when the air quality is bad.
Don’t call the cops on homeless people. This is a common refrain amongst advocates, and one that has grown louder over the past few months. But when you are witnessing someone in the midst of a mental health crisis, this is easier said than done. The Anti Police Terror Project has stepped up to change that.
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.
For the last three years, Youth Spirit Artworks has been passionately engaged in the process of building a village of small homes for transitional-age youth experiencing housing insecurity in the East Bay. The pandemic has not hindered their progress.
If you are a homeless person who had your property taken by Caltrans in one of its sweeps of encampments in Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville you may be entitled to money to compensate you for what you lost.
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.