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.
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The city says the goal is to keep people from parking there, especially the homeless.
City officials say there have been too many concerns about property damage, traffic, safety and trash.
Whether by accident or anger, homeless camp moving day started with a tent fire, a tent that was not occupied. When day came, many had already left, setting out for parts unknown, but likely to be far more secluded as in a creek bed or the woods.
The Oakland City Council is considering new legislation that would give tenants the first right to purchase their home if it's put up for sale.
A rally was held in Santa Rosa Wednesday in support of the 250 homeless people whose encampment on the Joe Rodota Trail is being cleared. But the clearing of that encampment was delayed, again.
A community and city in the East Bay are at odds over a homeless encampment and a property line.
On a gloomy damp Thursday in the Willow Glen section of San Jose, the ceremonial snipping of red ribbon ushers in light.
Earlier Saturday, Wedgewood said it's offering to pay for the women's move to a shelter run by a nonprofit and pay for them to stay there for two months.
"You guys have dropped the ball and you haven't done your job and I'm tired of paying my taxes when you don't do your job," shouted one man, as a microphone was passed among participants at the Roseland Library.
On Friday, City Administrator Sabrina Landreth announced that Shola Olatoye will take the reins of Oakland's Housing and Community Development Department starting Feb. 11.
As many as 1,600 mobile home park residents are preparing to take action in the hope that they can stay in their homes.
Two homeless mothers who have been occupying a vacant West Oakland home for six weeks won at least a temporary victory on Monday when a judge didn't rule on the property owner's request that they be evicted.
The proposal is a way to provide housing to a lot of people quickly, possibly on a cruise ship docked at the port of Oakland.
The facility has enough space for 30 RVs and will have around the clock security and portable toilets and showers for people who park at the site.