The data also shows that over 96% of people placed in supportive housing programs in recent years, have remained in their homes. Still, the homeless crisis worsened during the pandemic and advocates say more people are losing their housing than ever before.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco's opioid crisis for over-dispensing highly addictive drugs for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law.
Police in Berkeley cleared out People's Park early Wednesday morning, in a long dispute over the historic grounds. But, the tumult escalated as protesters struggled against police in riot gear.
An attack on a well-known community leader Friday outside the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in San Francisco has prompted calls for the city to do more to protect residents from violence.
Two viral videos are painting a disturbing picture of California's homeless crisis: One from LA and the other from San Francisco.
Wood Street in West Oakland is an area that has a number of homeless encampments. The city has started to remove some makeshift homes as part of a larger plan to turn it into an intervention site to help the homeless in the area. It comes one day after a large fire at one encampment.
A fire at an Oakland homeless encampment Monday sent a huge plume of black smoke into the air and threatened to throw the Bay Area's most critical interchange — the MacArthur Maze, into complete chaos.
UC Berkeley is temporarily prohibited from moving forward with plans for demolition at People's Park to make way for student housing after a stay was granted by the California Court of Appeals.
Claudine Wong spoke to Union City resident Tami Rossell about how she's giving back to CAREavan, a local program that gives people a safe place to park and sleep overnight.
Firefighters battled a fast moving grassfire in Pittsburg Tuesday afternoon, which threatened a nearby neighborhood. The fire, which at one point grew to nearly 20 acres, was caused by someone living in a nearby homeless encampment, according to Contra Costa County Fire.
Investigators say a grass fire in Pittsburg on Tuesday began at a homeless encampment. Firefighters are in the ‘mop-up’ stages after responding to the vegetation fire.
UC Berkeley is in the process of relocating people who sleep at People’s Park to transitional housing at a hotel in Berkeley. UC Berkeley is planning to build more than 1,000 units of student housing at People’s Park.
A new city ordinance was unanimously adopted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that requires the city offer those experiencing homelessness, shelter if they are willing to accept it.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed is proposing a new plan to end homelessness for the city's transgender population. The mayors' office says trans and gender non-conforming communities are 18 times more likely to experience homelessness. The mayor is planning to take that issue head on with her proposed two-year budget.
Several city leaders attended a public forum in San Francisco's Mission District on Wednesday to respond to a number of hot button issues in the area, including crime, drugs, mental health, and homelessness.
San Francisco's newest supervisor says his background and experience will help him address some of the city's biggest issues. Matt Dorsey attended his first Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning just one day after being sworn into office.
The state will allocate $4.7 million to help improve conditions at the Oakland homeless encampment on Wood Street.
Roughly 1,000 homeless residents of Oakland may soon be able to find shelter on the city's former Army base following a resolution approved Tuesday by the City Council.
Oakland firefighters were called to a fire that broke out underneath the Lake Merritt Boulevard overpass near the Kaiser Convention Center and 1200 Lakeshore Avenue.
Governor Newsom’s controversial plan to force some people into court-ordered treatment faced its first public hearing. The state senate judiciary committee took public comment for a bill that would establish a CARE court, designed to get the severely mentally ill off the streets.