Homelessness

Council-Sponsored CARE Court Bill Faces First Test image

Council-Sponsored CARE Court Bill Faces First Test

The Bay Area Council was on hand Monday for a meeting with Governor Newsom and state and local elected leaders to discuss the importance of CARE C...
Council-Sponsored Homelessness Bill Faces First Test image

Council-Sponsored Homelessness Bill Faces First Test

SB 2211 (Ting), a bill the Bay Area Council is co-sponsoring to expand California’s inventory of emergency shelters, will face its first test at ...
2022 Bay Area Council Poll: Voters Demand “Get Tough” Approach on Homelessness image

2022 Bay Area Council Poll: Voters Demand “Get Tough” Approach on Homelessness

Bay Area voters have reached their breaking point when it comes to a seemingly intractable homeless crisis that is wrecking thousands of lives, cau...
Council Examining Newsom Plan for Treating Homeless with Mental Health, Substance Abuse Disorders image

Council Examining Newsom Plan for Treating Homeless with Mental Health, Substance Abuse Disorders

Amidst growing scenes of human suffering and despair on California’s streets, Governor Newsom on Thursday (March 3) announced a new proposal to i...
Council Co-Sponsors Legislation to Alleviate Unsheltered Homelessness Crisis image

Council Co-Sponsors Legislation to Alleviate Unsheltered Homelessness Crisis

California has the least sheltered homeless population in the U.S. Just 30% of homeless Californians have access to emergency shelter compared to 7...
Santa Clara Knuckles Under to Opponents of Homeless Housing image

Santa Clara Knuckles Under to Opponents of Homeless Housing

The Santa Clara City Council this week knuckled under to angry local opponents of a proposed 60-unit project to provide transitional housing for th...
Housing and Homelessness Committees Meet image

Housing and Homelessness Committees Meet

The Bay Area Council’s Housing and Homelessness Committees this week welcomed Dr. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Senior Advisor Richard Cho a...
Tour Highlights Innovative Sares Regis, LifeMoves Homeless Housing image

Tour Highlights Innovative Sares Regis, LifeMoves Homeless Housing

Several Bay Area Council members and partner organizations toured the award-winning LifeMoves supportive interim housing community in Mountain View...
Council Helps Push Record State Investments to Fight Homelessness image

Council Helps Push Record State Investments to Fight Homelessness

The budget Gov. Newsom signed last week commits a record $12 billion over the next two years to fight homelessness, and came just three weeks after...
New Report Outlines $11.8 Billion Regional Strategy for Ending Bay Area Homelessness image

New Report Outlines $11.8 Billion Regional Strategy for Ending Bay Area Homelessness

With the Bay Area accounting for 30% of the total rise in U.S. homelessness since 2017, the nation’s highest rate of unsheltered homeless at 73% ...
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