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IKEA donates ‘makeover’ to shelter for homeless families

The families living in the McKinley Family Transitional House in Berkeley now have a lovely space from which to plot their move out from homelessness. IKEA, the Scandinavian furniture store with an outlet in Emeryville, recently donated $10,000 worth of furniture and design services to McKinley House, located at 2111 McKinley Ave. in central Berkeley. The […]

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

The city of Berkeley says it will change its commission recommendation process after a community agency brought allegations of serious conflicts of interest during a recent bid for municipal funding. Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) raised these concerns in an April 16 letter to city officials after bidding to run a new one-stop homelessness services center for […]

Posted inCity, Community, Housing & Development

Streamlined housing crisis center slated for Berkeley

A new one-stop homelessness services shop is in the works in Berkeley. Announced Tuesday night, the city is changing the way it funds programs offered in town, to prioritize the people with the highest needs, in line with a federal mandate to streamline services into a coordinated system. The city is looking to create a central […]