Should Richmond shelter unhoused people in hotels during severe weather?

Richmond homelessness

Gray skies emptied streams of rain onto an encampment at Castro and Hensley Streets on a cold January night. Untarred paths turned muddy and flooded fast, but the rain didn’t stay on the streets. It seeped into immobile recreational vehicles from all sides, splattering through frames where glass windows once were.  While it rained, 43-year-old…

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New grant offers hope of housing for people encamped on Castro Street

Castro Street

Angelina Peña moved into a trailer in a vacant parking lot in North Richmond nine months ago.  “Unfortunately, hardship happened,” she said, offering a quick explanation of the predicament that took her away from her children and to the encampment where her sister was living.  Peña landed a job with Safe Organized Spaces, an advocacy…

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