Homeless

A homeless encampment in San Francisco (CBS)

Approaching San Francisco’s Homeless Problem With Neighborhood-Based Solutions

Bevan Dufty, San Francisco’s Director of Housing Opportunity Partnerships and Engagement, is emphasizing how the community needs to pull together to combat the city’s homelessness problem.

04/13/2015

Homeless advocates stage a sleepover in Berkeley to show support for better treatment of the homeless. (CBS)

Protesters Sleeping On Berkeley Streets To Show Support For Better Treatment Of Homeless

Protesters from a number of faith groups pulled out blankets and pillows to spend the night on Berkeley’s streets Thursday night as a way to show support for better treatment of the city’s homeless population.

04/09/2015

Safe Harbor homeless shelter, near the San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

SFO Says Nearby Homeless Responsible For 16 Perimeter Breaches Over The Past Decade, Shelter Disagrees

It was the list no airport wanted to top, but coming in at number one in an Associated Press investigation, San Francisco International Airport had 37 perimeter breaches in the past decade.

04/09/2015

Tenderloin Pit Stop (photo courtesy SFPD Tenderloin Station)

Six Months Later, San Francisco’s Tenderloin Cleaner Thanks To Portable Toilets For Homeless

Streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood blocks away from fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars have been cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in four afternoons per week.

04/08/2015

A Berkeley Ambassador is caught on camera assaulting a homeless man. (CBS SF)

Alameda County DA Drops Charges Against 2 Homeless Men After Video Of Beating By Berkeley ‘Hospitality Ambassador’ Surfaces

After reviewing a video of the incident, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed the case against two homeless men who had pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery charges in a confrontation with two Berkeley community ambassadors.

04/02/2015

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Homeless Student Who Lived In A San Jose Barbershop Graduates Law School, Now Helps The Poor

Patrick Armstrong was often homeless and sometimes hungry, as he grew up in San Jose, living in the barbershop where his parents worked. Now, he’s graduated law school and working to help the poor, thanks to Students Rising Above.

04/01/2015

Move-out day at "The Jungle" a massive homeless encampment in San Jose for over 200 people. (photo credit: Mike Colgan)

4 Months After Its Closure, Homeless Advocates Return To San Jose’s Jungle

Four months after the closure of The Jungle, once regarded as one of the nation’s largest homeless encampments, protesters and homeless advocates returned to the San Jose site to demand more permanent housing.

03/31/2015

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Caltrans Cleanup Crew Runs Over Homeless Woman In San Jose

A homeless woman inside a tent was run over by a Caltrans truck this morning as workers were attempting to clean up an encampment along Highway 101 and Story road in San Jose.

03/27/2015

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Berkeley ‘Hospitality Ambassador’ Caught On Camera Beating Up Homeless Man Who Was Later Arrested

A man employed as a hospitality ambassador by a Berkeley civic group was caught on camera beating a homeless man who was later arrested.

03/26/2015

Homelessness

Latest Count Shows Number Of San Mateo County Homeless Drops Significantly To 689

San Mateo County leaders are exploring the possible reasons why there has been a significant drop in the number of homeless people on the Peninsula.

03/25/2015

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