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Berkeley finds fund to expand homeless services during wet weather

Volunteers from Night on the Streets Catholic Worker serve food to the homeless. Photo: Matt Werner Berkeley’s homeless population will now have more places to take shelter from the inclement weather after city officials directed extra funds to extend and expand shelter and outreach services. The city has committed to opening a new overnight emergency […]

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Nonprofit accuses city of Berkeley of ‘unethical contracting practices’ for new homeless center

Berkeley’s new approach to homeless services: the proposed Housing Crisis Resolution Center. Image: City of Berkeley Berkeley’s new approach to homeless services: the proposed Housing Crisis Resolution Center. Image: City of Berkeley The city of Berkeley says it will change its commission recommendation process after a community agency brought allegations of serious conflicts of interest during […]

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Rodents, trash prompt city of Berkeley clean-up of homeless camp on Gilman; residents ‘scattered’

Berkeley police have been visiting the homeless camp on Gilman Street — pictured here in early July — to provide outreach. Photo: Drew Jaffe Berkeley police have been visiting the homeless camp on Gilman Street — pictured here in early July — to provide outreach. Photo: Drew Jaffe Citing concerns about garbage and rodents, both dead and alive, the city of Berkeley sent in […]