The emergency nighttime shelter will be at the Veterans Memorial Building this year in addition to a small, 24/7 shelter at Old City Hall.
Residents and advocates said the Berkeley’s encampment abatement notices don’t allow adequate space for possessions.
Berkeley has fared better than neighboring cities that didn’t extend eviction protections past the county and state’s moratoriums.
A new lawsuit alleges mistreatment by the Homeless Response Team team. The city is planning a change in approach to encampment closures.
Chess club supporters say its closure is a loss in the ongoing fight against gentrification in Berkeley, and on Telegraph Avenue.
The project, delayed three years, is expected to open its doors by the end of summer 2024.
Kiovonni LaRoyce Lyles was a musician, dancer, beloved son, brother and uncle. His family was unable to reach him before he died. Isolation and loneliness prevent people like him from receiving crucial resources, experts say.
People living outdoors reported coughing, lung pain and lack of sleep. The city said the AQI was not high enough to open its 24-hour clean air shelter.
Cheryl Fabio’s ‘A Rising Tide’ centers Black families and children experiencing homelessness in Oakland and Alameda County.
The end of the eviction moratoriums has brought an unprecedented wave of lawsuits as landlords and tenants attempt to resolve conflicts.
Maceo Clardy, who is 65 and immunocompromised, says it’s traumatic to be unsheltered at his age.
The lease of the 23-room motel comes as the city plans to shut down homeless encampments in Northwest Berkeley along Harrison Street.