Homelessness http://kalw.org en Supervisor Mark Farrell on fighting homelessness http://kalw.org/post/supervisor-mark-farrell-fighting-homelessness <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:36:19 +0000 Ben Trefny 44763 at http://kalw.org Supervisor Mark Farrell on fighting homelessness Indoors Again, After Years on the Albany Bulb http://kalw.org/post/indoors-again-after-years-albany-bulb <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9ed0b906-b475-9a1d-58a7-98b120b9c780"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Last fall we reported on the impromptu community that grew up on a spit of land in the East Bay known as the Albany Bulb. Homeless people put up tents and wooden sheds all over a grassy former landfill with gorgeous views of the Bay.</span></span></em></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9ed0b906-b475-9a1d-58a7-98b120b9c780"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Bulb campers said that even though they didn’t have conventional houses, they did have a group of people that took care of one another, shared meals, and hauled water together. </span></span></em></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Mary Rees 43139 at http://kalw.org Indoors Again, After Years on the Albany Bulb Interview with Bevan Dufty on combatting homelessness http://kalw.org/post/interview-bevan-dufty-combatting-homelessness <p></p><p>On any given night in the U.S. there are more than 600,000 people who are homeless.&nbsp; In San Francisco, the government estimates there are about 6,400 people living on the street or in shelters. &nbsp;The numbers have increased only slightly over the past few years, but with the lack of housing in the city, many are wondering what the county is doing to help. Bevan Dufty,&nbsp; works with the mayor's office as&nbsp; the Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement &nbsp;or HOPE.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:00:17 +0000 Holly Kernan 42174 at http://kalw.org Interview with Bevan Dufty on combatting homelessness Helping the homeless at the S.F. Public Library http://kalw.org/post/helping-homeless-sf-public-library <div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px;"><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 87.5%; line-height: 1.5;">A medley of people wait for the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://sfpl.org/" style="font-size: 87.5%; line-height: 1.5;">San Francisco Public Library</a><span style="font-size: 87.5%; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to open in the morning. Students on a deadline. People who <em>really</em> need a library book. Retired folks. And people checking email.</span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:47:28 +0000 Julia Scott 4568 at http://kalw.org Helping the homeless at the S.F. Public Library A Homeless Person Tells His Story http://kalw.org/post/homeless-person-tells-his-story <p>While I was at a stop light, as is increasingly the case, there was a sad-looking person with a cardboard sign asking for money. I rolled down my window and as I gave him a buck, I asked him why he was wearing a Cal Berkeley hat.&nbsp; On the Feb. 9, 2014 edition of <em>Work with Marty Nemko</em>, he'll tell his story.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:16:30 +0000 Marty Nemko 39293 at http://kalw.org