tent encampments Oakland's outdoor 'safe havens' for homeless residents offer toilets, trash pickup By Ben Trefny • Dec 5, 2017 Liza Veale / KALW News Listen Listening... / 9:44 A recent county-wide survey in Alameda reported that homelessness has increased 39 percent over the last two years. Protesters raise the stakes on homelessness at San Francisco’s City Hall By Cari Spivack • Oct 19, 2016 Cari Spivack Listen Listening... / 3:26 At 8:30 on Monday morning, instead of taking her son Jasper to preschool, Jennine Jacob and her three-year-old set up a tent on the sidewalk in front of San Francisco’s City Hall. San Francisco's Prop Q wants to ban homeless tent encampments. Opponents say there's an alternative By Liza Veale • Oct 19, 2016 Liza Veale Listen Listening... / 8:25 Some homeless advocates in San Francisco are working to make the streets more hospitable for those who are forced to live on them. Proposition Q wants to nullify those efforts, by making encampments specifically illegal. Hey Area: Where did San Francisco's tent camps come from? By Liza Veale • Apr 12, 2016 Photo cropped and resized with permission from Dan Brekke Listen Listening... / 6:31 On Thursday April 7th, 2016, San Francisco police shot and killed Luis Gongora, a 45-year-old man living in a homeless encampment of tents on Shotwell Street in the Mission District.