Fifty-two homeless people settled into their new bunk beds in the Veterans Building on Monday night.
New street team aims to reach chronically homeless, mentally ill
For the first time ever, the city has created a team of outreach workers focused on getting chronically homeless, mentally ill individuals off the streets and into housing.
Major homelessness plan gets first vote of confidence from Berkeley City Council
The Pathways Project includes short-term measures — including two new living facilities — and a long-term plan for ending homelessness in Berkeley.
‘System change’ as Berkeley works to focus homeless money on housing
Over the last two years, the city of Berkeley has been moving from an emergency services approach to homelessness to one that’s focused on getting people into long-term housing.
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 […]
Police roust homeless camp; activists vow to return
Berkeley police arrest Nanci Armstrong-Temple on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake Berkeley police arrest Nanci Armstrong-Temple on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4. Photo: Paul Kealoha-Blake Early Friday morning, Berkeley police dismantled an encampment that had been set up on Adeline Street to protest the way the city provides homeless services. A contingent of […]
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 […]
Protesters criticize Berkeley homeless services center
A group of protesters is criticizing the way the city of Berkeley is handling assistance for people experiencing homelessness. Photo: Emilie Raguso Occupants of a protest camp outside the city of Berkeley’s homeless services intake center in South Berkeley this week criticized the way the city is allocating aid to people on the streets. Campers have […]
Berkeley seeks to house those most in need at The Hub
Call takers at The Hub field inquiries about shelter beds, housing and other issues as part of a process to determine who is most in need. Photo: Emilie Raguso 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 […]
At B-Side: Implications of downtown Berkeley initiative
At the first B-Side forum co-sponsored by The Hub and Berkeleyside, participants debated the merits of this fall’s downtown initiative. From left, Lance Knobel of Berkeleyside, Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín and Eric Panzer of Livable Berkeley. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel At the first B-Side forum co-sponsored by The Hub and Berkeleyside, participants debated the merits of […]
NextSpace to open new co-working offices in Berkeley
NextSpace is opening a shared workspace in Berkeley in a former bank. Click the image to see more photos on the Nextspace Facebook page. A new shared workspace is set to open in downtown Berkeley later this year at 2081 Center St. NextSpace, which already has offices in San Francisco, Santa Cruz and San Jose, […]
Bagel man Noah Alper on why doing good is good business
Noah Alper, founder of Noah's Bagels, speaking at the Hub on Thursday.Photo: Tom Lux Noah Alper, who founded Noah’s Bagels in Berkeley in 1989 — and sold it and five other ventures six years later for $100 million — will be giving a talk this week on Thursday evening at the Berkeley Hub. The serial […]