Who Would Firebomb a Homeless Encampment?
California’s fire threat is colliding with its homelessness crisis.
SJSU, California need to help homeless students – The Mercury News
Last year, 13% of SJSU students, over 4,000 students, experienced homelessness while going to college.
Bramson: Home is where the health is
Recently, on a trip down to LA, I found myself in a cab talking to the driver about homelessness. This happens to me a lot, but in Los Angeles, home to nearly 60,000 unhoused residents, almost every person you meet has come into some sort of contact with the crisis. A personal experience, an opinion...
A Movement Or A Solution To Homelessness? – CBS San Francisco
It’s a small but growing movement in the Bay Area: living tiny. Community leaders are increasingly deploying tiny homes to help the homeless.
Homeless laws in California and Bay Area explained
In California, there are hundreds of “anti-homeless” laws. Although there is nothing that specifically bans or restricts homelessness, cities in the Golden State have created nearly a thousand codes and ordinances that experts and homeless advocates argue disproportionately affect unsheltered people.
Google Contractors Reportedly Targeted the Homeless for Facial Scans
Google is set to release the Pixel 4 in the near future, and it will feature facial recognition tech in the form of Project Soli. According to recent reports, however, Google has been training that tech to work using some questionable methods -- including specifically targeting homeless people.
Trump’s bluster won’t help solve homelessness. Building affordable housing will. - The San Francisco Examiner
The Trump administration recently targeted California for criticism over its homelessness problems and, among other things, argued the state should relax its rules around housing development. President Trump also alleged that San Francisco is violating clean water laws by allowing needles and other waste caused by homelessness to flow into ocean - a claim most local officials have dismissed as groundless. (Chris Kleponis/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS) While enjoying a brief stop in the Bay Area to ta...
What is Driving High Rates of Homelessness in the US?
The homeless are living in “our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings.” This is what President Donald Trump said, disparagingly, during his last visit to California, where almost half of all unsheltered homeless people in the country live. That’s 47 percent, nearly four times as high as California’s share of the overall U.S. population. A report published last month by the White House, “the State of Homelessness in America,” outlines how serious and extensive the is...
Community input considered in new 5-year plan to end homelessness in South Bay
Ending homelessness is a critical part of Building a Better Bay Area. On Thursday night, Santa Clara County community leaders and members met to create a new five-year plan to end homelessness.
The White House Homelessness Report's Punitive Fix
As Trump targets California’s homeless crisis, a report from his Council of Economic Advisors lays out a policing-heavy blueprint for fixing the issue.
Newsletter: Putting more people in jail for drugs to fight homelessness? Bakersfield wants to try it
The plan remains in its early stages, but it has widespread support from the corridors of power in Bakersfield and Kern County
Housing bills AB 139, 143 become law | Orange County Breeze
Assembly Bills (AB) 139 and 143 authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (Orange County), focused on California’s housing and homelessness crisis, has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. “California has the highest rate of homelessness in the nation. Recent statistics show that throughout our state, we have seen an increase in the number of homeless individuals,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “Since 2017, homeless is up by forty-two percent in Orange County. To resolve this ...
'Housing is a human right': Julian Castro visits homeless encampment in Oakland
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro spoke about homelessness, immigration and police violence while taking a tour of Oakland's Fruitvale District on Wednesday.
Faces Of Recovery: San Jose Artist Sketches Those Battling Homelessness And Addiction
A San Jose artist wants to change how you view homelessness. Not the issue -- the people. She is drawing the homeless, hoping you will see them in a different light. Garvin Thomas has her story, and her artwork,...
Unwilling To Address Homelessness Crisis, California Governor Instead Seeks To Blame Others
Unwilling to take responsibility for the homelessness crisis he helped create, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom is now attempting to shift the blame to the federal government. “We can all agree that homelessness is a national crisis,” begins the open letter that Newsom sent to President Trump late in the day on Monday, September 16. National crisis? Really? Consider: California is home to 12% of the American people and half of all unsheltered homeless; New York shelters 95% of its homeless ...
Trump Eyes Crackdown on Homelessness as Aides Visit California
The president is pushing his administration to address surging homelessness in liberal cities he loves to hate, like Los Angeles. But his powers are limited.
California Church Leaders Lured Homeless Into Forced Labor, U.S. Says
A dozen leaders of a California-based ministry have been accused of forcing vulnerable people to panhandle “for the financial benefit of the church leaders,” federal prosecutors said.
San Jose Looks To Motels To Take In Homeless - KCBS
San Jose Looks To Motels To Take In Homeless KCBSThe San Jose City Council has approved almost two million dollars in funding to get homeless families off the streets and into temporary housing. KCBS Radio's.
Santa Clara County can do more to help solve root causes of homelessness
Implementing Laura’s Law would help reduce mental health and drug/alcohol abuse.
It will be harder to block homeless shelters in L.A. if Gov. Newsom signs this bill
A invoice awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature may quickly make it tougher to struggle the development of latest shelters and housing for homeless individuals
California will give cities and counties hundreds of millions to fight homelessness
Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agreed to divide $650 million to fight homelessness and penalize cities that egregiously violate housing supply law.
Santa Clara County has no count for homeless suicides in last two years
In 2016, a total of 132 unhoused people were reported dead in Santa Clara County, eight of which were ruled a suicide, according to a study by the Santa Clara County Medical-Examiner Coroner office. But county officials do not have an estimated count for suicide deaths among homeless residents for the last two years and...
Homelessness is up. Tell the governor, lawmakers to budget real solutions.
It will take all of us to end the housing and homelessness crisis in California. We can’t afford to ignore any potential solutions, especially the ones that we already know work. And we know housing choice vouchers work, but landlords often reject renters simply because they apply for an apartment with a voucher. Created after the Great Depression to help people afford homes, housing choice vouchers are a rare source of federal housing assistance -- one that helps individuals and families f...
Fremont resident on hunger strike over proposed homeless center - Story
A Fremont resident has gone three days without food on a hunger strike. 59-year-old Ruiping Sun said he's protesting a controversial decision city leaders are set to make next Tuesday on a center to help the homeless. Sun has been camped out outside city hall since Tuesday.
Silicon Valley "Homelessness" News for 09/06/2019 by www.SanJoseCommunity.com
Excerpts: WATCH: East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee speaks on immigration, homelessness, healthcare East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) joined KRON4's Catherine Heenan on Inside Bay Area Politics to discuss a series of issues, including healthcare in the U.S., federal immigration policies and homelessness in California. Read on »
San Jose State University police release body cam video 5 years after shooting, killing man
San Jose State Police released this video, five years after officers shot and killed Antonio Lopez.
Residents Say Homeless 'Terrorizing' San Jose Neighborhood
Frustrated and terrified. That's how some San Jose residents are describing their experience living next to a homeless encampment. Some say the homeless have attacked them.
WATCH: East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee speaks on immigration, homelessness, healthcare
East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) joined KRON4's Catherine Heenan on Inside Bay Area Politics to discuss a series of issues, including healthcare in the U.S., federal immigration policies and homelessness in California.
Investing in our communities to help end homelessness
Kaiser Permanente to help provide more affordable housing in Los Angeles and San Diego.
For Homeless Youth, Surviving Is a Crime - Youth Today
Youth homelessness is a tragedy, not a crime. But in cities across the country, homeless youth face civil and even criminal penalties for unavoidable human activities like standing, sitting and sleeping in the very streets where they’re trying to survive. “I always worried, ‘Is today the day the cops are going to get me? Is today the day that someone’s going to take what little I have?’” This is how Zak Franet, a government relations and public affairs professional, describes his struggle w...
Apartment Complex Built Exclusively For The Homeless Opens In San Jose – CBS San Francisco
It's a first for San Jose--a brand new apartment complex built exclusively to house the homeless is opening its doors to new tenants.
Palo Alto: The tragic demise of an Olympic swimmer turned ‘outdoor citizen’
The Glass Slipper Inn is just half an hour away from the Santa Clara Swim Club, and only five minutes from Stanford University. In the last few months of Brian Job’s life, though, it might as well have been an eternity. In the early 1970s, Job was a rising star and two-time Olympian who smashed records for both his swim club and his alma mater. But in the half-century since then, the former champion battled mental illness and addiction, drifting in and out of the court system. By 2013, he w...
Ending Homelessness Through the Dignity of Work
Workforce development and employment-based practices have been proven to help end homelessness while also complementing “housing first” efforts. Groups like San Jose’s Downtown Streets Team work to change perceptions, rebuild positive work habits and restore community for those experiencing homelessness. Join us for a conversation with these important groups that are partnering to train and provide employment opportunities for the San Jose community.
District 4 Homelessness and Housing Forum
Councilmember Lan Diep's office is holding a forum on Monday, August 26 (change of date from previously) about the city's response to homelessness and housing. It will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose, CA 95132. Attendees will hear from panelists and will have the opportunity to have their questions answered. Please submit your inquiries below.
Housing & Immigrant Rights Advocates: Trump Regulation Threatens to Increase Homelessness
Congress Must Block “Public Charge” Policy, Advocates Urge Washington, DC — Advocates for affordable and accessible housing and immigrant rights denounce the Trump Administration’s decision to move forward with finalizing regulations that target legal immigrants and effectively restrict access to critical housing resources for millions of families. The final “public charge” rule significantly restricts the visa or “green card” application process for non-citizens or permanent residents. When ...
Oakland Homelessness Increases 47% in Two Years
Oakland saw the largest growth in homelessness in all of Alameda County, with an increase of 47% between 2017 and 2019.http://u.kqed.org/MlJ850vtjxT Oakland Homelessness Increases 47% in Two Years kqed.org
How an unassuming window in San Jose fills a crucial need for the homeless – Local News Matters
Yaritza Cordova, center, a community worker with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, signs up Maurice Castro for mail service at the window outside of Catholic Charities John XIII Multi Service Center in San Jose. People who are homeless use the service to receive mail and enroll their children in school. Yaritza Cordova, center, a community worker with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, signs up Maurice Castro for mail service at the window outside of Catholic Charities John XII...
Homelessness slightly down in Santa Cruz County, but troubling trends highlight housing crisis – Santa Cruz Sentinel
SANTA CRUZ — While many California communities are seeing a surge in homelessness, Santa Cruz County appears to be bucking the trend — though its overall rate of homelessness remains exceptio…
The Californians forced to live in cars and RVs
As the state grapples with a housing crisis, thousands of people around the San Francisco Bay Area are sleeping in their vehicles The faded, creased photograph shows a 13-year-old Vallie Brown smiling shyly as she pulls back her hair in the back of a large van. She is wearing a white one-piece swimsuit and at first glance, she looks like she’s coming back from a sun-soaked day at the beach. Looking at the picture of Brown, few people would suspect that the girl in the snapshot was living ou...
What the Bay Area can learn from San Jose's homeless 'window'
To solve the simple act of securing a mailbox, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County created "The Window," a small room where people without permanent homes can get mail.
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