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Stay in touch with what is happening on the streets of Berkeley from the roving cars of CONSIDER THE HOMELESS! We will be posting what our trips are like, as well as news of importance to the homeless community.

SEPTEMBER

Berkeley’s First Homeless Coordinated Access System aka The Hub – is scheduled to open on January 4, 2016

Berkeley will be the first city in the county to implement a Housing Crises Intervention Center – a one-stop-shop for all homeless services. The Center known as The Hub is the city’s response to a Directive of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Read more and download *pdf of Summary of the Berkeley Homeless Task Force Meeting held 9/14/2015

Singing for the Homeless

Singer songwriter Linda Louise, from Scotland, released her digital single, Long Cold Night on 09/18/15. She is generously donating a portion of the proceeds to Consider The Homeless!
  Learn more

JULY

"The Street Barber" - Documentary about Nasir Sobhani, a barber in Austrailia, who gives haircuts to the homeless on his day off.

Nasir calls this one day initiative, "Clean Cut, Clean Start."
"A haircut can do so much for someone ... and that's what I named what I do 'Clean Cut, Clean Start,'" Sobhani says in the documentary. "I'm hoping with a clean cut -- it's as simple as this -- you'll just have a clean start to life."
  Read more and see the video...

2014 Progress Report on Ending Homelessness in Alameda County

The Ending Homelessness in Alameda County complete report is now available online. One of the primary conclusions is that:
“The estimated number of people who are homeless in Alameda County has remained about the same as in 2013. 4,040 people were homeless on a single night in January 2015 as compared to 4,264 in 2013. The 2015 count is essentially unchanged from 2013 when statistically examining the data.”
  Download the complete report HERE

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