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Posted inCrime & Safety, Housing & Development

Gilman Street underpass: For many, the poster child of Berkeley homeless camps

Bood’s home is a blue tarp on Eastshore Freeway, the frontage road right by the Gilman Street underpass. At 37, he’s been living on the streets for a few years, driven there by a break-up with a long-time girlfriend. Bood scavenges for a living. He makes the rounds in Berkeley and El Cerrito looking for tossed food […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley mayoral hopefuls weigh in on homelessness

With longtime Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates completing what he says will be his last term, six people have expressed interest in running for his seat come November 2016. Berkeleyside asked each of them to share their views, in 200 words, about what they see as potential solutions to ending homelessness. Read their ideas below. See full coverage on Berkeleyside of […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley seeks to house those most in need at The Hub

It used to be that those who were homeless in Berkeley had to navigate a complex tangle of services to try to find help. In January, the city launched what it hopes will be a coordinated, collaborative system designed to provide permanent housing to those who need it most and collect data to create a better overall picture of who is seeking aid in the city. One […]