San Jose police launch program to patrol homeless encampments
Police in San Jose have launched a new program to patrol homeless encampments where they treat them as any other neighborhood. But they say their intent is not to criminalize the homeless population.
Redwood City: Homeless to beautify city as volunteers in new two-year pilot program
Redwood City homeless asked to volunteer for trash pick-up in exchange for services, non-cash stipends
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NEWSOM hits TRUMP on homelessness — BIDEN says KAMALA could be VP — PELOSI pushes against BIG TECH — JUDICIARY CALIFORNIANS on impeachment https://www.politico.com/newsletters/california-playbook/2019/12/05/newsom-hits-trump-on-homelessness-biden-says-kamala-could-be-vp-pelosi-pushes-against-big-tech-judiciary-californians-on-impeachment-487819
NEWSOM hits TRUMP on homelessness — BIDEN says KAMALA could be VP — PELOSI pushes against BIG TECH — JUDICIARY CALIFORNIANS on impeachment
Carla Marinucci, POLITICO’s California Playbook reporter, has been consistently named one of California’s leading political writers and top political bloggers. Prior to joining POLITICO last year, Marinucci was senior political writer for the Hearst flagship San Francisco Chronicle, and before that for the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner. She has covered presidential elections since 1996, and six California gubernatorial elections, including the historic recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger,...
California to send millions of dollars to cities to combat homelessness http://www.mercurynews.com/california-to-send-millions-of-dollars-to-cities-to-combat-homelessness
California to send millions of dollars to cities to combat homelessness
Cities across California will soon have access to millions of dollars in emergency aid to fight homelessness despite what Gov. Gavin Newsom called “bureaucratic roadblocks” by the Trump administration. On Wednesday, Newsom said cities and counties can begin applying for a piece of the $650 million in emergency homeless aid set aside in the state budget. The announcement comes as welcome news for local leaders tasked with addressing a surging homelessness crisis. “California is doing more than...
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Costly Theft Puts Brakes on Mobile Shower Unit for the Homeless https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Theft-Mobile-Shower-Unit-for-the-Homeless-565531862.html
Costly Theft Puts Brakes on Mobile Shower Unit for the Homeless
A mobile shower unit that serves homeless people in the South Bay is stuck in park after thieves stole a critical part from the van that hauls the trailer around town.
UC President Wants More First-Generation Students – But Housing Costs Can Derail Dreams
(Julia McEvoy/KQED) University of California President Janet Napolitano strode into the Hercules High School gymnasium last week to address a couple hundred of the school's sophomores and juniors as part of a UC college fair. It was the first time Napolitano had visited a high school in West Contra Costa County, and Hercules was her choice, she said, because the school's mix of students represents the future of California. The student body is divided about evenly between Latinx, African Ameri...
The Streets of San Francisco (which look a lot like the Streets of San Jose) — OPPORTUNITY NOW
Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute reports that San Francisco's lax law enforcement is complicit in the marginalization of our homeless fellow citizens and the wrecking of a once-great American city.
At BSR, San Jose Mayor Praises Corporate Focus on the Homeless in Wealthy Silicon Valley
Over 9,000 people find themselves homeless in Santa Clara County each night - to Silicon Valley's credit, more tech companies are stepping up to take on this crisis.
New San Francisco DA's pledge making homeless crisis worse, says police union chief
In an exclusive interview with Fox News, San Francisco Police Officers Association President Tony Montoya said that a pledge by the city's newly-elected district attorney not to prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes that have plagued the Bay Area should be "very concerning."
22-Year-Old California Man Shoots Arrows At Homeless Men, Charged With Attempted Murder
A 22-year-old man in California is currently facing charges of attempted murder for shooting arrows at a group of homeless individuals. Addae Preciado was arrested Tuesday at the El Cerrito train station following his attacks on a homeless group in Richmond, Saturday morning. Preciado, who is originally from Albany, is also homeless. His attacks are speculated to have been targeted, according to East Bay Regional Park police. As reported by the New York Post, authorities said that a woman a...
An Astounding 47% of Homeless Occupy This State
New White House data reveals that almost half of the homeless population of the United States lives in sunny California.
Look inside: Villas on the Park for formerly homeless San Jose residents opens
Jimmy Hendrix, who’s been homeless on-and-off for the last 40 years, was recently diagnosed with emphysema and COPD and had nearly given up on finding a safe place to lay his head. But on Friday, Hendrix became the first resident to move into Villas on the Park, one of San Jose’s first permanent supportive housing...
Were You Homeless in California?
The New York Times would like to hear from people who used to be homeless in California about what helped — and did not help — them.
San Jose Homeless Camp Near Freeway Offramp Poses Risk to Inhabitants, Drivers [Video]
In San Jose a homeless encampment near a busy freeway offramp is sprouting up again just one day after it was cleaned up. Mark Sayre reports. (11-14-19)
16,000 People in LA Are Living in Vehicles - Invisible People
Here in my car …I feel safest of all …I can lock all my doors …It’s the only way to live …In cars Gary Numan’s 1979 hit Cars almost seems prophetic. Life imitates art with tens of thousands of people living in their vehicles across the US. And while songs and movies often portray life on the road as romantic, a symbolic untethering from the confines of a fixed address, the realities of living in one’s car mark a significant departure from Numan’s idealized lyrics. A Walmart parking lot was c...
Trump Thinks Homelessness Is a Scourge. His Administration Just Ousted the Official in Charge of Addressing It.
Matthew Doherty, the executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, was forced out by the Trump administration on late Thursday afternoon, according to a memo he sent to acquaintances on Friday and was obtained by Slate. He wrote that Friday was his last day leading the independent federal agency. He did not say why he was dismissed. But the move follows signals from the administration that it plans to dramatically change its approach to homelessness. President D...
Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky shelters are seeing more older adults experiencing homelessness
CINCINNATI — Terry Walker Sr. worked at ship yards and factories before he settled into a career with the railroad and retired with nearly 30 years of service. He never expected to be homeless at the age of 71. “Especially retiring from the railroad, I never dreamed it possible,” Walker said. “I’ve been homeless, I would say, at least eight to 10 times in the last four years off and on. All my homelessness has been since retirement.” Walker is far from alone. Advocates and shelter operators s...
California Schools Failing to Help Its Homeless Students
As the number of people living in cars and on the street has boomed, the state auditor said Thursday that California schools and regulators are not doing enough to connect hundreds of thousands of homeless students to help with tutoring, transportation and school supplies.
County Vows to House 100 College Students in 100 Days
For Elijah Deliz, the hardest part about enrolling in college was figuring out what address to list on the registration forms. “If homelessness 101 were a college course,” he quipped, “I would have already passed it.” The 22-year-old Mission College scholar shared his story earlier this week to call attention to a new Santa Clara County-wide initiative to house 100 homeless college students in as many days. West Valley-Mission Community College Chancellor Brad Davis, county Supervisor Susan E...
Woman killed in Santa Cruz a leader in homeless civil rights suit http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/woman-killed-in-santa-cruz-a-leader-in-homeless-civil-rights-suit
Woman killed in Santa Cruz a leader in homeless civil rights suit
SANTA CRUZ — The 55-year-old woman fatally crushed by a falling tree Sunday morning at a campsite in the Pogonip was the lead plaintiff in a recently dismissed civil rights lawsuit filed against the city. Known to friends as “Mama Desi,” a former firefighter who said she was unable to find housing despite obtaining a federal Section 8 housing assistance voucher, Deseire Quintero was the namesake of the Quintero vs. City of Santa Cruz suit. “She was very very energetic and spunky and wouldn’t ...
Neighbors Welcome San Jose Affordable Housing Project – CBS San Francisco
A series of projects that could get hundreds of homeless people off the streets of San Jose is finally getting off the ground. Len Ramirez reports. (10/21/19)
Homelessness: A round table discussion with Bay Area leaders
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Director of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Jeff Kositsky sit down with KTVU's Frank Somerville to discuss homelessness in their respective cities and what they're doing to make an impact on this important issue.
How Does Homelessness in California Compare With Other States?
Thursday: Another look at the crisis. Also: A tentative settlement in the Sutter Health antitrust case; and an important quilt collection finds a home in Berkeley.
New Laws Protect Tenants, Prevent Homelessness and Create Affordable Housing—Now What?
New Laws Protect Tenants, Prevent Homelessness and Create Affordable Housing—Now What? On October 8, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the nation’s most far-reaching bills, which are designed to prevent homelessness, protect tenants from being evicted and make it possible to create new homes for many thousands of Californians. The work was made possible by a collaboration of diverse allies who are attempting to preserve existing affordable homes, protect the families in them an...
New Research: Unsheltered Homelessness is a Health Crisis
Unsheltered individuals manage profound health challenges that broadly define them as a social group. This is the basic conclusion of a recent California Policy Lab (CPL) brief—Health Conditions Among Unsheltered Adults in the U.S. In the lead up to the publication, unsheltered homelessness was on the rise. It increased by 12 percent between 2015 and 2018—even as overall homelessness was on the decline. Experts, wanting to understand the reasons for this trend, began asking questions that inc...
Laundry Truck LA Helps Give Homeless People a Fresh Start
Laundry Truck LA is a newly formed mobile laundry service for homeless people in Los Angeles. Currently, Laundry Truck LA operates in Huntington Park on Thursdays and Highland Park on Saturdays. The service recently received a grant allowing expansion beyond laundry services and add more days to their weekly service. Founded by fashion designer, Jodie Dolan, Laundry Truck LA launched at the beginning of 2019. Dolan was inspired to start the service after watching homelessness around her Fashi...
Visible People: Homelessness Could Happen To Them
Can you see her? What about him? She is right in front of you. He’s over there. Sitting in the car seat next to you. Across the dining room table. A few pews ahead of you during worship. At the PTA evening meeting in the school cafeteria. They are right in front of you if you haven’t noticed. They are the people in your life who are at risk of being homeless. Seriously. Years ago, when I first became the leader of a homeless organization, I used to speak to community groups with a simple mess...
We don't need protection from the homeless. They need protection from us
Two men who slept on downtown Los Angeles sidewalks were beaten to death with a bat last month.
Homelessness is declining in America
But it is worsening in the country’s most prosperous cities
Millions spent on fixing Bay Area homeless crisis, but where does the money go?
A big chunk of money spent in the Bay Area's three largest cities aimed at trying to tackle the homeless crisis doesn't actually trickle down to the people seen living on the streets. And 2 Investigates found, that's by design.
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...