The tiny homes will give unsheltered people access to small units with a bed, kitchenette, restroom and dining area.
The pandemic and the desire to maintain physical distancing has prompted some landlords and renters to limit the density in shared houses and apartments. The result is fewer rooms available for students, and campus dorms can't always handle the extra demand.
A program in place to protect renters from eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic nears an all but certain end. California’s eviction moratorium expires September 30, and there’s no political will for its renewal.
Despite stark philosophical differences, many progressives and conservatives agree on this: Giving sex offenders stable housing cuts down on recidivism rates and knowing where they are living is better for public safety.
After receiving $316 million under the federal CARES Act to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on unhoused people, the California Department of Housing and Community Development “did not take critical steps to ensure those funds promptly benefited that population,” the state auditor’s office said.
A federal judge refused Alabama landlords' request to put the CDC’s new eviction moratorium on hold, though she ruled that the freeze is illegal.
Sirmac Jarvius was working as an apprentice barber in East Oakland before the pandemic hit. When he lost his job, he turned to the California EDD for help. Fourteen months later, he's still waiting to receive his first payment.
Project Homekey is set for a massive expansion in California. The program is repurposing vacant hotels, motels and other unused properties as permanent supportive housing for residents without a place to live
Witnesses told officers that the man was on a bike traveling the wrong way, against traffic, when he was hit by one vehicle, and then another.
Hundreds of unhoused San Jose residents face an uncertain future. This, as the city is under pressure from the federal government to clear a homeless encampment at the edge of the San Jose airport's runways.
Fire officials say garbage, hazardous materials and illegal wiring has caused a dramatic increase in fires at homeless encampments. But also, some fires have been intentionally set.
Newsom spoke about the investment at a news conference in Mountain View Friday and about how he hopes to expand on the success of his Project Homekey program.
California will ban evictions for unpaid rent through the end of September and pay off all back rent for eligible tenants under a deal announced Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders.
The report calls for one-time investments totally $9.3 billion and $2.5 billion in annual investments. Authors of the report say the money could come from local, regional, and state sources, including a voter-approved measure that raises $10 billion.
The new ordinance would also allow mobile and manufactured homes - like the kind that could be built from shipping crates - to be built in all residential areas of Oakland.
Mayors from California's biggest cities have banded together asking state leaders for $20 billion to combat homelessness.
Life just changed for homeless veteran Ana Espitia and her emotional support dog Harley after she was gifted an apartment with a year of free rent.
The Berkeley city council voted to spend $53 million to develop hundreds of new affordable homes at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations.
The Livermore City Council will consider expelling John Stein from the city's planning commission, after the former council member referred to a planned downtown low-income housing project as "ghetto" at the commission's April 20 meeting.
An audit of homeless services in Oakland found that a team charged with closing and cleaning homeless encampments was not adequately prepared to deal with the problem and lacked an efficient strategy for dealing with the growth of the camps.