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Bay Area School Districts, Local Governments Tackle Increasing Number Of Homeless Kids

More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are homeless and in California that rate is twice the national average. So what are school districts and local governments doing to address the crisis?

12/19/2014

Workers build a canopy over the escalator entrance to the 19th St. Station in Oakland. (BART)

Work On Canopy To Keep Elements, Human Waste Out Of BART Escalator Begins At 19th St. Oakland Station

Workers for Bay Area Rapid Transit have begun building an enclosed canopy over the street-level escalator entrance to 19th Street station in Oakland.

12/18/2014

Brittney Nance helps her daughter Izabella, 7, with homework as Henry Nance, 5, and Lillie Nance, 2, play on the bed in their motel room at the Old Town Inn March 5, 2009 in West Sacramento, California. Brittney and her family were evicted from the house they were renting after her husband, Steve Nance, lost his job. The couple and their three children are living in a budget motel while they save enough money for deposit on a new rental home, but are finding it difficult as they pay nearly $1200 a month for the motel room. All five live in a small studio sized room with most of their belongings. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

20,000 Homeless Bay Area Schoolchildren – How Did We Get Here?

Soaring housing costs in the Bay Area and worsening domestic violence are just part of what are driving the increase in family homelessness.

12/17/2014

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10-Year-Old Homeless San Francisco Schoolgirl Struggles To Keep Her Secret

Being a kid at school is hard enough without having to worry about where you and your family will sleep that night. So imagine juggling homework and peer pressure while living in a shelter, on the street, or in someone’s spare room—but that’s the reality for many children across the state.

12/16/2014

Bessie Carmichael School in San Francisco's SoMa. (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

Number Of Homeless Children In Bay Area Reaches All-Time High

Despite years of trying to end homelessness, the number of homeless children in California, and the Bay Area, is at an all-time high.

12/15/2014

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Google Donates $2 Million To Help Shelter Bay Area Homeless Families, Youth

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor reports Google has gotten into the spirit of giving with a $2 million donation set to go to three Bay Area nonprofits that will benefit the homeless.

12/12/2014

The homeless get a hot meal and shelter at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

St. Anthony’s In San Francisco Opens Doors To Homeless During Storm, Providing Nearly 3,000 Meals

Thousands of meals were served on Thursday, thanks in large part to generators, at St. Anthony’s in San Francisco.

12/11/2014

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San Jose Firefighters Knock Down Overnight Fires In The Former ‘Jungle’ Homeless Encampment

San Jose firefighters knocked down a large trash fire Tuesday morning in the former homeless encampment known as “The Jungle.” It was second overnight fire, officials said.

12/09/2014

Trash dumped at a homeless encampment near Tully Road. (KCBS)

Some Of The Jungle’s Evicted Homeless Already Setting Up Nearby Camp In San Jose

Many of the homeless evicted from San Jose’s “Jungle” encampment last week have begun moving to a new area in the city. Tents and tarps are seen in a wooded area along Tully Road as some are claiming a new stretch of Coyote Creek as home, at least for now.

12/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Finding A New ‘Jungle,’ Homeless Plan To Create Second Camp In San Jose

San Jose city police and crews moved in to clean up and shut down the homeless camp known as the “Jungle” Thursday, but now it looks like they have another problem on their hands.

12/05/2014

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