At a Monday news conference, President, elected leaders, and student and faculty representatives, announcing a multi-phased, multi-year approach to provide needed housing and services.
Tom Vacar reports.
Even before the deadline of Jan 29, some campers have qualified for one option: tiny shelters.
On certain street corners just outside downtown San Rafael people say panhandling has become a problem. "I think it is shameful they are allowed to come here and do that," said resident Bruce Sarafraz.
HUD calculates that California's homeless population increased 16% last year, to about 151,000 people, or more than a quarter of the national total.
A man says he was attacked near a homeless encampment in Oakland.
The proposal asks the city manager to consider amenities in the outdoor shelter such as climate-controlled, wind-resistant durable tents with wooden pallets for support, portable toilets and handwashing stations, shower and sanitation services, garbage pickup and needle disposal and an agency to manage the program, which would be open 24 hours a day.
Tom Vacar reports from Oakland.
Four mothers and their children who lived illegally in a West Oakland home say they plan to buy the house for a yet-to-be announced price.
The group Moms 4 Housing say they don't consider getting the house for below market value a win. Rob Roth reports from Oakland.
“We intend to continue to build emergency temporary shelters for our people living curbside as long as this affordability crisis and the homeless state of emergency it created exists,” Needa Bee said.
While the number of evictions has been declining in the last several years from the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, housing advocates say the problem is actually getting worse because the displaced residents can’t find anywhere to go.
"Numerous people have been subjected to predatory foreclosures and wrongful evictions, leading to displacement and thousands of people living on our streets." -- Rebecca Kaplan
On a gloomy damp Thursday in the Willow Glen section of San Jose, the ceremonial snipping of red ribbon ushers in light.
Jesse Gary reports.
Newsom has proposed a new law that would force communities to house the homeless.
San Francisco's police commission unanimously passed a resolution that urges an alternative to police responding to homelessness.
San Francisco leaders announced on Wednesday the opening of a new Navigation Center aimed at getting homeless young people on the right path.
Wedgewood spokesman Sam Singer told KTVU on Wednesday that he was "unaware" of Kelly's proposed bill.
SamTrans buses are reportedly dropping off homeless people along San Francisco's Embarcadero at the end of the night.