Homeless

San Francisco firefighters attend to a homeless man, August 27, 2015. (CBS)

San Francisco Firefighters Swamped With Non-Emergency Medical Calls

A San Francisco firefighters are among the busiest in the country, but their emergency calls are most often not emergencies at all.

08/27/2015

Homeless Man and Tent

$1.3 Million Set Aside For Temporary Sunnyvale Winter Homeless Shelter

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved funding on Tuesday for a temporary winter shelter and has their eyes set on a site in Sunnyvale, where the City Council has yet to make a decision on moving forward with the plan.

08/26/2015

Super Bowl City. (CBS)

San Francisco Mayor Says Homeless Must Leave Streets For Super Bowl Festivities

In about six months, San Francisco is going to transform into the center of the football universe for Super Bowl 50. With part of Market Street being converted to Super Bowl City, the mayor said the homeless in the area must clear out.

08/24/2015

A  homeless man begs for change on December 10, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Homeless Getting Older, Sicker As Population Remains Steady

A survey shows the number of homeless people on San Francisco’s streets has stubbornly remained nearly the same over the past two years — and that population is now sicker and older.

07/16/2015

Entrance to a BART station in downtown San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could BART Finally Reopen Its Bathrooms At Underground Stations?

The bathroom at the 10 stations have been closed since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

06/25/2015

A man refuses to come down from this crane at a San Jose construction site. (KCBS)

Homeless Man Who Climbed 9-Story Construction Crane Near San Jose City Hall In Police Custody After 14-Hour Standoff

A standoff where a homeless man climbed atop a crane that was 90-feet above the street near San Jose City Hall ended peacefully when the man descended on his own and was taken into police custody.

06/22/2015

Homeless sleep at St. Boniface in San Francisco (CBS)

Snoring, Sermons Mix At SF Catholic Church That Has Become Safe Haven For Homeless

Almost three months ago, KCBS revealed that Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco was drenching the homeless at night to keep them from sleeping in the church alcoves. The Bishop in charge apologized, and the Archdiocese removed the illegally installed plumbing system, under orders from the City.

06/05/2015

A homeless man gathers his belongings on the San Jose State University campus. March 2, 2015. (CBS)

Study Suggests Housing Santa Clara County’s Homeless Is Cheaper Than Letting Them Live On Streets

A new long-term study shows that it actually might be cheaper to build housing for the homeless than to allow them to live on the streets.

06/01/2015

San Jose's proposed Kartma coffee cart.

Downtown San Jose Coffee Cart To Be Staffed By Homeless Receives Foundation Funding

A mobile coffee cart staffed by the homeless is just one idea getting a jolt of funding in San Jose. It’s one of 13 projects aimed at making downtown San Jose more user friendly.

05/29/2015

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