Update on Project Room Key

It will be extremely difficult to reach 1,200 hotel beds.-Willie Hopkins, Alameda County General Services Agency director, last Tuesday, telling the Board of Supervisors that the goal of housing the unsheltered in hotels during the pandemic is uncertain because some hotel owners believe the shelter in place will be lifted quicker than expected.

To house the homeless during crisis, Alameda County will lease 2 hotels

With staggering numbers of homeless individuals in Oakland and across Alameda County, and a shelter in place order issued last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Alameda County supervisors on Tuesday morning are likely to approve proposals to lease two Oakland hotels at a cost of more than $3.2 … Continue reading To house the homeless during crisis, Alameda County will lease 2 hotels

Miley wants to declare disaster emergency for homeless in Castro Valley

A homeless encampment of more than 40 individuals under the freeway in Castro Valley will soon be cleared by CalTrans workers. In the aftermath, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley foresees a scattering of homeless individuals the unincorporated areas that he believes constitutes an emergency disaster declaration. Earlier this month, Miley, who represents unincorporated Castro Valley, … Continue reading Miley wants to declare disaster emergency for homeless in Castro Valley

Julián Castro will tour Oakland homeless encampment

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro will receive a tour of a homeless encampment near the Home Depot at High Street and Alameda Avenue this Wednesday compliments of Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo. The encampment, notable for the large number of small RVs that ringed the streets near the Home Depot shopping center, cleared recently by the … Continue reading Julián Castro will tour Oakland homeless encampment

Fremont councilmember doxxed mayor over support of homeless center

A proposed Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont has roiled the city's public discourse for months, highlighted the friction between residents concerned over the city's deepening homeless crisis and homeowners who fear the facility could lower the value of their properties. Keng But the controversy has also revealed a burgeoning schism between two members of the … Continue reading Fremont councilmember doxxed mayor over support of homeless center

Judge delivers another defeat for opponents of Alameda homeless senior facility

An Alameda County judge ruled last week against a compliant made by opponents of a wellness center for homeless seniors that Alameda officials failed to properly study the project's impact on the environment. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled against the group calling itself the Friends of Crab Cove on Aug. 16. The … Continue reading Judge delivers another defeat for opponents of Alameda homeless senior facility

Alameda Special Election: Measure in support of homeless services wins

Alameda voters declared their support for homeless seniors and medical respite services Tuesday night with a decisive win in the city's special election. Measure A, the city-backed initiative affirming a City Council decision to zone a nearly four-acre federal property on McKay Avenue near Crab Cove for homeless services, garnered support from 52.67 percent of … Continue reading Alameda Special Election: Measure in support of homeless services wins

5 observations on Alameda’s NIMBY vs. Homeless special election

Alameda's special election on April 9 pits open space advocates vs. support for the homeless

ALAMEDA: Former mayor says you can’t be a NIMBY if you don’t have a backyard

Alameda County Democrats vote to oppose Alameda special election measure to block a homeless center for seniors.

City Hall Tip-Sheet: Jan. 18-24—Hayward to spend $3M on new homeless shelter

ALSO: Alameda moves closer to selecting a new city manager.