Berkeley homeless community struggles amid COVID-19, city responds

The city of Berkeley rolled out a number of resources to help the homeless community navigate challenges associated with being unhoused during the COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, pandemic. With limited options for sheltering in place or following social distancing directives, Berkeley’s homeless community is particularly vulnerable to contracting the disease
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City of Berkeley officials organize Interstate 80 underpass cleanup

On Feb. 29, the city of Berkeley Mayor’s Office organized a cleanup of the area under the underpass on the east side of Interstate 80 and University Avenue for the homeless community residing there. The cleanup effort had more than 20 people assisting, including Mayor Jesse Arreguín, city Councilmembers Sophie Hahn and Rigel Robinson, city staff and homeless service organizations.
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