After seeing myself in the eyes of an unhoused boy, I decided to start cleaning up areas in West Oakland where unhoused people live. The work snowballed from there.
Emergency shelters typically provide refuge from the rain and cold. This year, safety concerns have shuttered some of those critical services. Here’s a list of what’s still available.
Unhoused residents and their supporters want the East Bay Municipal Utility District to expand water access for camps.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new funds for Project Roomkey this week, but it’s unclear if the additional money will keep enough people sheltered while the state and county work on longer-term housing options.
The Teacher Residency Program supports new educators for their first five years of teaching in Oakland Unified School District schools.
An empty building burned down Friday next to an encampment the state has ordered Oakland to shutter.
As a newsroom, we’re committed to working with community members to define their experiences. Here’s what we learned.
As Carroll Fife declares victory in D3, voters appear to have put their confidence in candidates who share a goal: protecting tenants.
The Oakland-based reentry program has already matched over two dozen people with hosts in the East Bay, with plans to serve 120 more.
The case could be the first foreclosure eviction in Alameda County during the pandemic.
Late Tuesday evening, the City Council approved new rules on where and when unhoused people can set up encampments in the city.
Tune into what’s likely to be an intense discussion on where and when homeless encampments are allowed in Oakland.
Still confused about the rules around evictions in Oakland and Alameda County? You’re not alone.
The California Department of Transportation shut down an Oakland camp for the first time during the pandemic. Meanwhile, it may have to pay more than $1 million to homeless people in the coming months.
The City Council will review a proposed policy that splits the city into zones where people can and can’t sleep.
Coronavirus relief funds will help convert a former college dorm in Rockridge and 20 single-family homes into 163 units of permanent affordable housing.
Hardly anyone came to Oakland’s emergency centers over the past weekend. Did the city act fast enough to set them up and spread the word?
Air quality levels have been unsafe for a month, and many homeless people say they’re already at higher risk due to existing health problems.
The city has asked the state for $37 million to buy two hotels, a dorm, and a bunch of houses, significantly expanding homeless and at-risk housing options.
The historic six-story Oakland building would have housed dozens of homeless people during and after the pandemic.