The governor says he's setting aside more than a billion dollars to help cities and counties buy hotels and properties to help transition homeless off the streets and into homes.
Under the settlement agreement, the city will remove up to 300 tents and encampments by July 20. Occupants will be offered free COVID-19 testing and be relocated to a hotel room or another safe sleeping site.
Supervisors in various counties want to extend the moratorium on evictions.
The county project known as Bayfront Station leases a block of rooms at an undisclosed hotel in the county for homeless people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms, but are categorized as high risk under federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
On Saturday, the Salvation Army joined with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for drive-thru food distributions in Oakland and San Francisco.
The 24,600-square-foot city-owned parking lot at 2060 W. College Ave. will be for temporary use to provide safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Long before the crisis, the Tenderloin neighborhood faced many challenges, but COVID-19 has led to a renewed focus on how to support unsheltered residents.
The city said the program at 633 Hegenberger Road will provide three meals per day, running water and sewer connections to each trailer for "maximum safety and dignity."
The protest ended with one person cited and released by police after advocates demanded the city provide housing for all unsheltered residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has changed the way the Salvation Army is able to serve the homeless population.
Standing in front of a Motel 6 near San Jose, Newsom said more than 4,200 people have been moved out of shelters and off the streets into motel rooms.
The county has 35 homeless residents who have tested positive, according to the emergency operations center.
Governor Gavin Newsom spoke at noon on Saturday, April 18, 2020 outside of a Motel 6 in Santa Clara County.
The MSC-South homeless shelter, located at 525 5th Street, is currently housing 100 people.
The order delays all eviction cases from moving forward, not just those related to people not being able to pay rent due to the virus. It follows an executive order last month by Gov. Gavin Newsom banning the enforcement of eviction orders that advocates said didn’t go far enough.
Under Senate Bill 899, nonprofit hospitals and faith institutions like churches, synagogues and mosques, would be able to build up to 150 affordable housing units on their excess property, regardless if local zoning prohibits that type of housing.
San Francisco supervisors Tuesday approved the lease on an approximately 200-bed SAFE Navigation Center in the Upper Market area of the city, the mayor's office said.
Neighbors have been posting their concerns about Jane Warner Plaza saying an influx of homeless is intimidating visitors and hurting business.
For nearly four decades, Ariel Outreach Mission in Oakland has helped people and families struggling with housing insecurity find a permenant place to call home.
The First Presbyterian Church of Hayward set aside the land, local leaders worked to adjust the zoning laws, the non-profit group, Home-Aid, Northern California and local builders and contractors worked together to make the program happen.