The Oakland City Council will debate a rezoning measure that would allow small apartment buildings to be built in neighborhoods where right now, only single-family houses are permitted.
Governmental red tape has kept 300 affordable housing units standing as a ghost fleet of former military homes with no concrete plan forward.
Hope Solutions is a Contra Costa County-based non-profit that provides permanent housing solutions and services.
Berkeley was the first city in the country to enact single-family zoning more than 100 years ago. Opponents of single-family zoning say it was used to exclude people of color from moving into certain neighborhoods.
There are about 10,000 unhoused residents in Santa Clara County, according to county estimates. The five proposed complexes are all located in San Jose -- the city with the highest homelessness rates in the county.
Unhoused residents who live in tents, vehicles, and shanties – sharing this space with debris, trash, and waste, fear they’ll be forced to leave.
The move is risky because of two big unknowns: Is $2.6 billion enough to cover all of the unpaid rent in the state, and how many landlords will take the deal?
A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to house tens of thousands of homeless people.
Two nurses treating COVID patients at John Muir hospital in Concord also worked with people that are homeless.
Housing advocates are calling on the city to expand its shelter in place homeless housing program. Candese Charles reports.
The 31-room supportive housing complex, opening the week of Dec. 28, is the second of two acquired by the county through funds made available through the state's Project Homekey, county officials said.
The city of Oakland and the housing nonprofit Bay Area Community Services announced the completion this week of the conversion of 17 residential homes that will be made available to previously unhoused residents.
The governor's office announced Friday that FEMA will reimburse Project Roomkey's homeless shelter-in-place hotels at 75% of the cost share for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.
During a special meeting Tuesday, county supervisors voted unanimously to complete the purchase.
The 350-square-foot studio apartment can be built in less than 24 hours and costs roughly $115,000.
Supervisors Matt Haney, Shamann Walton, and Dean Preston announced new legislation to keep 2,300 hotel rooms, which currently serve as safe spaces for some unhoused residents, open as the city works to solidify permanent housing solutions.
Both projects are expected to be finished and ready for residents in early 2021.
The developers said they "uncovered innumerable irresolvable issues related to the quality of the building’s construction, adequacy of health and safety systems and the occupancy of new residents with young children."
Los Angeles County has extended agreements with two PR firms hired to guide the county’s COVID-19 messaging and is using federal CARES Act money to offset part of the cost of their contracts, which now total $2.9 million, according to documents obtained exclusively by FOX 11.
The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing said the goal is to move all of those 2,359 people currently in hotels into permanent housing, not another temporary option.