The plan to help the unhoused falls short because there is no mechanism to place people in long-term housing and the city is not building any low-income housing to help them.
Volunteers spent the weekend in West Berkeley sprucing up the city’s new Pathways center to prep it for its scheduled opening June 23. See how plans have changed.
While the clients at the center were screened for their willingness to look hard for homes, the plethora of services has also helped many get off the streets.
The Berkeley Path Wanderers take care of, promote and celebrate the city’s 136 public paths and staircases.
Officials have voted to move ahead with plans to open a new “pop-up” homeless shelter at Second and Cedar — despite many unknowns about financing, staffing and logistics.
A new report breaks down the projected costs of each piece of the ambitious homelessness plan, and puts forth recommendations for the elements to prioritize.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put $400,000 toward an ambitious new shelter program estimated to cost more than $2 million each year to run.
The person who had been living at the Pathways/STAIR Center has been moved to a hotel in Oakland to recover from the virus. Most of the other residents have moved to a nearby hotel.
The Pathways Project includes short-term measures — including two new living facilities — and a long-term plan for ending homelessness in Berkeley.
Some of Berkeley’s biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.
Berkeley Unified is among districts embracing “career technical education,” despite uncertain funding and a stigma they want to erase.