Homelessness

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 encampment behind homes in South San Jose. (CBS)

Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A Year

Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.

05/26/2015

Homeless Veterans Housing

Tech Leaders Donate $5 Million To House Homeless Veterans In SF Mission Bay

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced a new public-private partnership to construct new housing for formerly homeless veterans and families in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

05/22/2015

A highway patrol officer guards a roadblock on Highway 38 near Angeles Oaks during a standoff with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, near San Bernardino, California on February 12, 2013. Nobody has yet been found in a burnt-out US mountain cabin where Dorner was believed to have barricaded himself after a six-day manhunt, a police spokesman said. Media reports that a body had been found in the cabin near Big Bear, east of Los Angeles, and identified as Dorner's were false, said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman Andrew Smith. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Several Injured When Vehicle Veers Off I-80 Exit In SF, Plows Into Homeless Camp At Fifth And Harrison

A vehicle left an Interstate Highway 80 off-ramp in San Francisco Sunday morning and went through a homeless encampment injuring several people.

04/05/2015

Surveillance images of an attack on a homeless man and the attacker. (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Fairfield Man Arrested In Pipe Attack On San Francisco Homeless Man Caught On Camera

San Francisco police have made an arrest in a vicious attack on a homeless man that was caught on camera in the Tenderloin District earlier this week.

04/03/2015

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Homeless Children Succeed Using Innovative Mentoring In Southern California

Non-profit organization School on Wheels works with homeless children throughout Southern California, filling in the educational gaps at places like McDonalds and Starbucks.

04/01/2015

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What To Do If You’re Concerned About A Homeless Person Sleeping In Your Doorway

While the city attempts to create long-term homelessness solutions with job, housing and mental health resources, residents concerned about a homeless person or quality of life in their community can take several immediate and compassionate steps.

03/18/2015

Adriana Anabela Monterroso-Santos

Homeless Woman Charged With Trespassing On Runway At SFO

A woman has pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges after she got onto a runway at San Francisco International Airport with plans to stow away on a jet bound for Central America.

03/13/2015

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Struggling Single Mom Of 2 Rents San Mateo Garage For $1,000 A Month

One mother in San Mateo says rent’s so expensive in her city all she can afford is a garage.

03/05/2015

SABRINA VILLANUEVA AVALOS

With Her Homelessness Kept Secret, Peninsula Student Now First In Her Family To Attend College

The odds were stacked against her: family health problems, homelessness. But Bay Area teen Sabrina Avalos is finding a way to overcome — and thrive.

01/26/2015

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