Tag Archives: homeless

Oakland homeless encampment. Photo courtesy of East Bay Express.

Oakland Infrastructure Bond Delayed to Include Housing for the Homeless

The City Council was set Tuesday night to pass what seemed to be an uncontroversial law to enact the Measure KK Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which was approved by voters last week.
Members of Youth Spirit Artworks stand beside their new mural, 'Visions of Mother Nature.' (Photo courtesy Youth Spirit Artworks/ Facebook).

Street Spirit Newspaper Secures New Partner, Seeks Community Support After losing its 22-year funding source, Street Spirit will operate under Youth Spirit Artworks

There are few media outlets that exist purely to support and raise the voices of the homeless community.   “Street Spirit,” a newspaper serving the Bay Area’s homeless, breaks mainstream media trends by reporting on [...]
Oakland recyclers rally in front of City Hall Tuesday, seeking to save Alliance Metals. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Community Leaders Seek to Save West Oakland Recycling Plant City Attorney Parker closing only source of income for many homeless

A number of Oakland’s poorest residents and their supporters showed up at this week’s City Council meeting, asking council members to intervene to save Alliance Metals in West Oakland, a recycling center that is the [...]
Many recyclers gain their only source of income by hauling their recyclables to Alliance Metals in West Oakland, a recycling center now facing closure. Photo courtesy of Street Spirit.

Oakland Shutting Down a Recycling Center, Destroys Lifeline for Homeless Neighbors complained that seeing shopping carts in the street was a nuisance, and the city listened

By Rena Rickles, Street Spirit More than 400 customers of Alliance Metals, a West Oakland recycling center, will lose their only source of income once the center is closed down in August due to complaints [...]
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Homeless Find Refuge from Cold at Downtown Emergency Shelter

By Kevin Rychel, Oakland Local Homeless people in Oakland had cause to worry when the Oakland Army Base’s Winter Shelter finally closed for good, especially in the wake of a recent Bay Area cold snap [...]