Growing Homeless Population In Santa Rosa Putting Strain On Emergency RoomsWith two massive wildfires, skyrocketing housing costs and, now, a growing homeless problem in Sonoma County, some people are reaching their breaking point. When they do, many of them end up in hospital emergency rooms.
Question of Homeless Access to Public Streets, Parks May Soon Reach Supreme CourtDoes someone have a constitutional right to sleep on a sidewalk? What about in a city park? Following a hearing on Friday, those questions could soon be taken up by the Supreme Court.
Permanent Mailing Address Service Provides Window Of Opportunity For HomelessOne nonprofit is providing mailing addresses for the homeless in San Jose and it’s helping some of them find permanent housing.
Homeless Activists Speak About Treatment After Arrests At Oakland ProtestA group of activists called the Housing Justice Village gathered Monday to allow people arrested in a recent homelessness protest to speak about their experiences.
Experts Say Solutions to Homelessness Known, Require CommitmentIn the Bay Area, people often look for ways to help the homeless. An important first step is talking about solutions.
Homelessness Activists Set Up 'Housing Justice' Camp by Oakland City HallActivists set up camp near Oakland City Hall to provide a safe place for the city's homeless population and protest what organizers say are civil and human rights violations committed by the city.
Vallejo Secures Funding For Homeless Navigation CenterThe city of Vallejo on Monday announced it has secured the funding for the construction and operation of a proposed Navigation Center for the homeless.
Dozens Say Taxpayer-Funded Housing Program Isn't WorkingBay Area Community Services (BACS) is the largest housing solutions program in the Bay Area and it's largely funded by tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. But dozens of people say they're back out on the street because of BACS.
Mother And Son Kicked Out Of Homeless Shelter For Mental Health OutburstA mother and her son were on a waitlist for a homeless shelter for 18 months and once they got in, they were kicked out eight months later due to a mental health outburst.
Airbnb, San Jose State University Partner To House Homeless StudentsThe City of San Jose has announced a partnership with Airbnb, the Bill Wilson Center and San Jose State University to temporarily house students who are homeless or those with unstable housing situations.
S.F. Supe Calls on City, U.S. Government to Tackle Night Crime 'Crisis' at Federal PlazaSan Francisco supervisor Matt Haney called on both federal and city officials to address concerns over trash, drug dealing and drug use outside the Federal Building at Mission and Seventh streets.
City of Martinez Makes Progress Convincing Homeless to Accept HelpMartinez has received awards for its work to help the homeless and its efforts go beyond making arrests or moving encampments. The goal is to get people off the streets for good.
UCSF Researchers Focus On 'Aging Into Homelessness' In Bay AreaAt a time when most of his peers are collecting their pensions, Earl Pratt is collecting cans. At 57 years old, he's homeless for the first time in his life.
Santa Clara County Supervisors Push Action Plan for the Mentally Ill HomelessSanta Clara County supervisors Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese want come up with a comprehensive plan for people who are "severely mentally ill, dually diagnosed and unhoused."
Low Income Seniors At Risk Of Homelessness In NovatoMore than 100 low income senior citizens living in affordable housing in Novato are worried they’re being priced out.