Tag Archives: homeless

A Village resident, Tim, walks across the burnt area of the encampment.

After fire, homeless residents of The Village have bigger concerns

Watch how residents of The Village, a homeless encampment in East Oakland, are recovering after a fire displaced 37 people. And see how a fire is the least of residents' worries in the coming months.
Village Fire

Fire destroys part of The Village encampment, as protesters call for safer conditions for the homeless

As the city and local volunteers rush to assist those displaced by an early morning fire at the East Oakland homeless encampment, questions and concerns about safe living spaces still remain.
The Alameda Health System's mobile health van sits near the entrance of the East Oakland Community Project.

Healthcare workers act to prevent Hepatitis A outbreak in Oakland

Hepatitis A outbreaks are spreading throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Cruz counties—mostly among the homeless populations in those places. So healthcare workers in Oakland—a city where the homeless population has grown 26 percent...
A homeless man walks towards a tent in a encampment behind the Chinese Garden Park in Oakland on Saturday, October 1, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Oakland and Alameda County officials try to jump-start solutions to homelessness

A new city-county collaboration has been put forward by Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, along with Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, in an effort to grapple with the East Bay’s increasing homelessness crisis.
Rayetta Simon stood in front of her home--city's first temporarily sanctioned encampment in West Oakland.

City of Oakland approaches deadline to find housing for homeless living in encampment

Oakland’s six-month program to provide fundamental public services and housing resources at its first sanctioned homeless encampment is two-thirds complete. Yet with less than two months to go, the city is still left with lots...
St. Mary's Center

For 40 years, St. Mary’s Center tackles a wide range of community issues

Since its founding by the St. Mary’s Parish in 1973, the center has tackled issues faced by the city’s elderly population, from homelessness and hunger to addiction resources and medication monitoring. Now an interfaith nonprofit,...

Oakland apartment building opens doors to low-income families

Open up your daily newspaper and there’s no doubt you’ll find a story about a greedy bank, home foreclosure or some aspect of the financial crisis that has left people reeling. But this isn’t one...

St. Vincent de Paul reaches out to the community through art

Crowded in the back of St. Vincent de Paul’s community center, dozens of people paint an extensive wood panel with a mosaic of images—trees, faces, buildings and flowers. They’re creating a work for display at...