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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 inOpinion

Op-ed: Berkeley must change the way it provides shelter to the homeless

The people who run the center for providing Berkeley’s homeless services (the HUB) write on their website: “Since 1970, Berkeley Food and Housing Project has been a compassionate provider of homeless services.” Forty-six years! The plight of Berkeley’s homeless is arguably the worse for all that time and effort. Isn’t it time to try a […]

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 […]

Posted inBerkeleyside, City, Events, Housing & Development

At B-Side: Implications of downtown Berkeley initiative

About 50 people gathered at Berkeley’s David Brower Center last week for a discussion about the ballot initiative supporters say will put more “green” in local development, but which opponents argue will stop new projects that are contributing to a downtown renaissance and are bringing critical amenities to the city. Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín faced off against Eric Panzer, chair of Livable […]