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Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: A year in, The Hub’s new model for providing homeless services is working

A year ago on Jan. 5, 2016, Berkeley Food & Housing Project, in partnership with the City of Berkeley and in response to a sweeping change in national homeless policy, launched a new model to provide services to the men and women and children of our community who are experiencing homelessness. This new model centralized access […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley finds fund to expand homeless services during wet weather

Berkeley’s homeless population will now have more places to take shelter from the inclement weather after city officials directed extra funds to extend and expand shelter and outreach services. The city has committed to opening a new overnight emergency shelter at the North Berkeley Senior Center and is working to expand the hours at two […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley launches donation boxes for homeless people

Members of the Berkeley City Council, the Downtown Berkeley Association, and the Berkeley Food and Housing Project gathered by the downtown BART station Thursday to launch a donation program for the city’s homeless population. The “Positive Change” program will install up to 10 tamperproof donation boxes around downtown Berkeley in which donors can drop off money to […]

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 […]