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People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Tech Company Develops App To Access Homeless Services

The first technology company to take advantage of San Francisco’s so-called Twitter tax has unveiled a smart phone app that makes it easier to connect the city’s homeless with social service programs.

02/28/2014

A three-alarm blaze Thursday morning at a townhouse structure in San Jose has left 18 residents seeking alternate housing. (CBS)

3-Alarm San Jose Townhouse Fire Leaves 18 Residents Homeless

A three-alarm blaze Thursday morning at a townhouse structure in San Jose has left 18 residents seeking alternate housing, a fire captain said.

02/27/2014

Project Homeless Connect Sets Up Shop At Golden Gate Park

Bayview-Hunters Point Residents Protest Planned Homeless Shelter

Approximately 2,000 San Francisco Bayview-Hunters Point residents have signed a petition protesting plans to put a 100-bed homeless shelter in their neighborhood and have taken their concerns to City Hall.

02/25/2014

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Plan For Free Motel Rooms For San Jose Homeless Would Also Target Prostitution

The city of San Jose is exploring a new strategy to help the homeless and fight prostitution at the same time, by giving away motel rooms to the homeless where prostitutes have set up shop.

02/25/2014

Metal rails installed on concrete planters outside a Safeway supermarket at Church and Market in San Francisco. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Architecture Aims To Keep Homeless Away From San Francisco Buildings

Some people may call it cold or harsh, but building planners in San Francisco and across the Bay Area have employed several new design tactics to keep the homeless away.

02/24/2014

Organizers of an online campaign say this young man, seen at the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl parade is actually living in a shelter (SF 49ers - We Want Winners/Twitter)

Fundraiser Underway After Seahawks Parade-Crashing 49er Fan Revealed To Be Homeless Teen

Amid the sea of 700,000 Seattle Seahawks fans attending last week’s Super Bowl victory parade a lone member of the 49er faithful stood out .. and it’s now revealed a compelling, personal story that has brought out the best in fans of both teams.

02/10/2014

BART Station Canopy Prototype (Credit: BART)

Phil Matier: Will Canopy Keep BART Escalators Free Of Urine And Feces?

Phil Matier says the BART Board of Directors has approved spending $2 million on a prototype of an enclosed canopy that would cover escalators at stations in San Francisco and Oakland.

01/11/2014

Sally Trautwein. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Committed To Helping East Bay Homeless Veterans

The most recent homeless count in Alameda County shows 12 percent of the homeless are veterans. It’s a troubling statistic, and one that this week’s Jefferson Award winner is committed to changing.

01/08/2014

Former San Francisco Supervisor Christina Olague

Community Supports Former SF Supe After Fatal Fire Destroys Her Home Christmas Day

After a Christmas Day fire killed one of her housemates and injured another, former SF Supervisor Christina Olague finds herself homeless. The housing rights advocate told KPIX 5′s Joe Vazquez she is grateful for the outpouring of community support.

01/04/2014

New Year's Eve (Photo credit by FuncheapSF)

Police: Homeless Watch Child While Mom Partied On New Year’s Eve

A California mom is arrested, accused of leaving son with homeless friends while she celebrated New Year’s.

01/03/2014

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