homelessness

Oakland homeless encampment fire reveals human desperation

September 18, 2018 News

Fire engulfed a homeless encampment on E 12th Street in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, Sept. 11, scorching one-third of the shelters along with all the belongings of 30 of the 80 residents. The blaze raised questions about the housing crisis, and the treatment of citizens who need the most assistance. “I was chilling in my ...

SF State fights student homelessness

May 9, 2018 News

A leadership panel on homelessness tackled barriers and solutions to student homelessness in the wake of recent tent encampment sweeps on the streets of San Francisco. Justin Wellins of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Homeless Outreach Team explained that San Francisco has the highest number of laws criminalizing homelessness. The most recent law, according to SF ...

Students march against homelessness and hunger

November 2, 2016 News

Campus Against Student Homelessness and Hunger will march on Nov. 3 to remind the campus that not every student has a bed to sleep in or knows when their next meal will be. CASHH is a student-formed club that started as a project from an American politics class, taught by political science  lecturer Robert Ovetz, ...

Mayor relocates homeless as Super Bowl and El Nino loom

February 3, 2016 News

As Super Bowl 50 quickly approaches, San Francisco officials are trying to relocate the city’s homeless from the Embarcadero, where the Super Bowl City complex was constructed, by adding more beds to shelters around San Francisco. Travelers from all over the world will be in the Bay Area by Sunday, Feb. 7 to see the ...