Hotel Rooms Leased For Homeless In Alameda County Sit Empty Months Into COVID-19 PandemicAt the start of the coronavirus pandemic California officials knew immediately if it spread into the homeless population a disaster could occur, so the state leased hotels to house people living on the streets. Now, months into the pandemic, many of the rooms sit empty.
Coronavirus Update: SF Mayor Breed Apologies To FEMA For PPE Hijacking Remarks; Feds Probe 3rd Party SupplierMayor London Breed issued a public apology to FEMA officials Monday after learning a third party supplier had deceived the city by claiming a shipment of personal protection equipment bound for use in San Francisco had been diverted elsewhere by the federal agency.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Announces Plan With FEMA To Feed Seniors During Shelter OrderGovernor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced a new partnership with FEMA, and city and county officials to prepare and deliver meals to the state's seniors in a program that would help the beleaguered restaurant industry at the same time.
State Buys FEMA Trailers as Part of Billion-Dollar Plan to House HomelessThe state of California is pouring millions of dollars into Oakland to house the homeless in 15 trailers, purchased from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, that once were used to house wildfire evacuees.
Report: FEMA May Bill Wildfire Victims If PG&E Doesn't Pay $4 BillionThe Chronicle reports federal officials are prepared to bill wildfire victims for a portion of nearly $4 billion the government says it's owed by PG&E if the debt isn't resolved as part of the utility's bankruptcy case.
6 Charged With Filing Phony Claims After Deadly Camp FireSix people who claimed their homes were destroyed in California's deadliest wildfire have been charged with filing phony federal claims.
Top 10 Earthquake Survival Kit Must-HavesEarthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.
FEMA Closing Sonoma County Trailer Neighborhood For Wine Country Fire VictimsA makeshift trailer neighborhood in Sonoma County, where wildfire victims have been living for 19 months, will be removed in July.
Watchdog: California Wildfire Victims Personal Data Wrongly Released By FEMAThe Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and California wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft.
FEMA Extends Housing Program For 2017 Wine Country Fire SurvivorsCA Reps. Thompson and Huffman announced that FEMA has granted an extension for an affordable housing program for those affected by the 2017 Wine Country wildfires.
FEMA Rejects $306M In Reimbursement For Oroville Dam RepairsA state agency says the federal government has rejected $306 million in reimbursements for California's repair of the nation's tallest dam.
Paradise Residents Living In RVs On Burned Properties May Be Forced To MoveThe town of Paradise could soon lose its FEMA money to rebuild after last year's deadly Camp Fire, if some residents don't move out fast.
Camp Fire Victims Awaiting Inspection Won't Lose FEMA AidFederal officials say survivors of the deadly Camp Fire will not lose disaster assistance if they are unable to get their homes inspected in the next month.
Pope Prays For Camp Fire Victims: 'Lord Welcome The Deceased Into His Peace'Pope Francis offered his prayers Sunday at the Vatican for the victims of California's deadly wildfires.
Camp Fire Evacuees Pushing Chico To The LimitsDriven from their homes by the destructive flames of the Camp Fire, thousands of evacuees have fled to shelters and makeshift camps in parking lots in nearby Chico, creating the seeds of a humanitarian disaster.