Homeless

A homeless man spulls a cart with his belongings on November 25, 2019 in San Francisco.
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Kathy Novak
April 10, 2020 - 6:10 pm
There's been a coronavirus outbreak at San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter. Dozens of people who have tested positive at the MSC South Shelter are being quarantined on site. Congregate living facilities have been a major concern during this pandemic.
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Homeless Encampment
Homeless Encampment (Photo credit: Matt Bigler/KCBS)
Holly Quan
April 08, 2020 - 7:52 am
Crews in Oakland are racing to set up 60 emergency FEMA trailers to shelter vulnerable homeless residents before an anticipated surge in coronavirus cases in May.
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A homeless man sits on the sidewalk on May 17, 2019 in San Francisco.
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Kathy Novak
April 02, 2020 - 3:49 pm
San Francisco has experienced its first case of coronavirus in a homeless shelter. Officials with the city’s Department of Homelessness announced Thursday that a resident of the Division Circle Navigation Center tested positive for the virus.
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Solar panels power "Here There" homeless community in Berkeley
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Matt Bigler
March 12, 2020 - 5:00 am
Homeless encampments are turning to solar panels to get electricity and that is due, in part, to the secondhand market for solar equipment in the Bay Area at places like the Urban Ore salvage yard in Berkeley.
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Solar panels power "Here There" homeless community in Berkeley
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Matt Bigler
March 10, 2020 - 5:00 am
While the Bay Area’s homeless live off the grid, many have still found ways to get power. One homeless camp in Berkeley reflects the creativity fostered by life on the street.
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A cluster of sheds were built for people who are homeless by volunteers who undertook the charitable project in Oakland's Vantage Point Park without seeking official approval.
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Matt Bigler
March 09, 2020 - 3:02 pm
As homeless encampments grow and turn to illegal and dangerous sources of electricity, elected officials are confronted with the vexing question of how to respond. ​
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Volunteers built tiny homes in Vantage Point Park in Oakland for homeless people.
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Matt Bigler
March 09, 2020 - 9:33 am
A new homeless encampment in Oakland hopes to take the work of Berkeley’s Here There camp to another level. The longstanding Berkeley community used solar panels to provide electricity to every resident until a recent accident destroyed the equipment. But that setback has not deterred supporters of...
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Scene outside West Oakland home where eviction order was served January 14, 2020
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KCBS Radio Morning News
January 14, 2020 - 6:49 am
OAKLAND (KCBS Radio) -- Alameda County Sheriff's deputies, some in riot gear, broke down the door of a home in West Oakland before dawn Tuesday morning, ending the occupation by a group of squatters calling themselves "Moms 4 Housing". Two of the women were arrested, along with a man who was inside...
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Two homeless mothers have been living in this home in West Oakland, although the investment group that owns the property is trying to evict them.
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Matt Bigler
January 06, 2020 - 10:15 am
Census numbers bear out claim by Moms 4 Housing that thousands of homes in the Bay Area are vacant.
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Two homeless mothers have been living in this home in West Oakland, although the investment group that owns the property is trying to evict them.
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All News KCBS Radio
December 30, 2019 - 3:39 pm
Two homeless mothers have temporarily beaten back an eviction attempt brought by the property owners of the vacant West Oakland home they have occupied for six weeks.
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