Some Santa Rosa Homeless Skeptical Of New City-Run Camp Site, Despite PandemicThose without housing living in Santa Rosa now have somewhere to stay amid the coronavirus pandemic after the city opened its first-ever safe site for the homeless.
California's Historic Homeless Hotel Quarantine Shows Progress, Need for More RoomsRoughly 7,000 people in California have been moved out of shelters, vehicles and rough streets to ride out the pandemic in hotels, an effort Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in March to shield some of the state's 150,000 estimated vulnerable homeless.
Coronavirus Update: UC Hastings Chancellor Blasts City's COVID-19 Tenderloin Plan As 'Entirely Inadequate'The chancellor of UC Hastings College of Law lashed out at San Francisco officials Friday, criticizing the city's Tenderloin safety plan as doing little more than encouraging sidewalk camping and facilitating already rampant drug dealing.
Coronavirus Pandemic Making Plight Of San Francisco Homeless Even More IntractableThere are no tourists anymore on San Francisco’s famously twisty and steep Lombard Street. The city’s landmark hotels and posh shops are closed up tight. But one staple of San Francisco has become even more pronounced as the coronavirus pandemic chased everyone inside.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Rosa Setting Up Tent Homeless Encampment In Community Center LotSanta Rosa officials will be setting up as many as 70 tents to safely house the homeless during the current COVID-19 outbreak in a parking lot at the Finley Community Center in the western part of the city.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Announces Tenderloin Plan Following Lawsuit Over 'Deplorable' ConditionsOfficials with the City of San Francisco announced a plan to address worsening conditions in the Tenderloin during the coronavirus pandemic, following a lawsuit.
Filmmaker Cali Gilbert Talks About Her Award-Winning Film 'Invisible'Award winning filmmaker Cali Gilbert talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about her new film, "Invisible," winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival.
Coronavirus Update: Homeless Women, Activists Attempt To Occupy Vacant Castro District HomeTwo homeless women and a group of community activists attempted to move into a vacant home in San Francisco’s Castro District Friday in protest against the city not using available housing during the coronavirus pandemic before SFPD officers took swift action to stop them.
Coronavirus Update: Die-In Outside San Francisco Mayor's Home Protests Lack Of Hotel Rooms For HomelessClad in black and holding red flowers, about 10 people laid on the street in front of San Francisco Mayor London Breed's home Thursday evening to call attention to the potential fate of the city's unhoused amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: San Francisco Acquires RVs, Trailers To House Homeless City officials have announced they have acquired more than 120 recreational vehicles and trailers to house homeless people living on the streets in the city's Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Supervisors Blast Mayor Breed Over Failure To Secure Hotel Rooms For HomelessSan Francisco city supervisors and homeless advocates on Tuesday denounced Mayor London Breed’s refusal to acquire more than 8,000 hotel rooms to protect the city’s homeless from the coronavirus as part of an emergency ordinance approved unanimously by supervisors earlier this month.
Coronavirus Update: 2nd COVID-19 Case Closes San Francisco Mission District Navigation CenterOfficials with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management announced Thursday that a new coronavirus case at the Mission District's Division Circle Navigation Center has led the center to be shut down and all guests and staff to be tested.
Marin County Doubles COVID-19 Rental Assistance Fund For HomelessThe Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved doubling the size of an existing safety net COVID-19 Response Fund for immediate rental assistance for the homeless and those facing homelessness.
Southbay Homeless Shelters, Food Banks Adapt To Surge In Demand Since COVID-19 OutbreakHomeless shelters take measures to reduce capacity, maintain social distancing and sanitize facilities. Meanwhile, at food banks throughout the South Bay is surging.
Coronavirus Update: Mayor Schaaf Says Oakland Has Found Housing For 200 HomelessHundreds have been placed in hotels, but some critics say the effort to combat coronavirus among Oakland's homeless is not moving fast enough.