“We need about 3-4 people like him,” one park resident said. “He’s trying his best to do everything for people out here.”
Berkeley Homeless Project
‘No Section 8’: How a Berkeley fair-housing law falls short
In 2017, Berkeley made it illegal to discriminate against tenants who use housing vouchers. So why are there still so many Craigslist ads flouting that law?
There are 26 portable toilets, 10 hand-washing stations, and 15 encampments in Berkeley: A 2019 statistical index
The numbers behind the people living on Berkeley’s streets.
No one in Berkeley does more than JC Orton to help those without shelter
For more than 20 years, this volunteer extraordinaire has been preparing and serving free meals, running a quasi post office and handing out supplies to those who sleep on the streets.
‘Street Spirit’ newspaper offers ‘justice news and homeless blues’
The 24-year-old publication is one of more than 100 street newspapers in 34 countries with a combined readership of more than 5 million.
New drop-in center, new Hub operator among changes to city homeless services
Starting this fall, some unhoused people in Berkeley could spend every day and night in one downtown Berkeley basement without missing a meal, a shower or a full night’s sleep.
First Person: How I got inside
While Andy Pope was living on the streets, he was reluctant to find a cheaper locale in which to live because he didn’t want to leave his support network. He eventually changed his mind.
First Person: Death on the streets
My friend Michelle Marie Larson was a giving person, but living on the streets took its toll. In October last year, she died on Shattuck Avenue, an apparent suicide.
Berkeleyside joins other media outlets in day focused on homelessness
On Wednesday, as part of the SF Homeless Project, we are focusing on stories about the 1,000-2,000 people who don’t have a permanent place to live in Berkeley.
Surplus of food in your pantry? Here’s what Berkeley homeless, food insecurity services need
Find out the best types of foods to donate and where to bring them, as well as places to volunteer to feed the hungry.
Berkeley celebrates opening of $2.4M homeless navigation center
Residents at the new West Berkeley shelter will have 24/7 access, showers, laundry facilities, the ability to bring pets and store their belongings on site.
Pathways homeless center to open June 23; tiny houses cut due to cash shortfall
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.