Berkeley police officers arrested a man and woman Monday morning after catching them stripping copper wire at Pacific Steel Casting, authorities report.
While the clients at the center were screened for their willingness to look hard for homes, the plethora of services has also helped many get off the streets.
The Pathways navigation center opened two weeks ago and offers wrap-around services and support for 45 homeless people.
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.
Service providers from Easy Does It, which works with Berkeley residents in wheelchairs, recalled the harrowing morning.
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.
It would cost the city nearly $1.2 million to provide 268 shelter beds for people experiencing homelessness this winter, according to papers filed Tuesday in federal court.
A small fire struck a homeless encampment near Second Street in West Berkeley early Sunday morning, authorities and community members report.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
Officials have voted to move ahead with plans to open a new “pop-up” homeless shelter at Second and Cedar — despite many unknowns about financing, staffing and logistics.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put $400,000 toward an ambitious new shelter program estimated to cost more than $2 million each year to run.
Despite progress, Berkeley still falls far short of providing housing for the nearly 1,000 homeless people in the city.