Op-Ed: Women Going from Homeless to Housed Require a Strong Support System

The founder of onRoute22 talks about how to provide an antidote to the isolation experienced by someone who is newly housed.

San Jose Begins Search for New Independent Police Auditor

San Jose’s search for a new independent police auditor begins in earnest this month, as Walter Katz will officially resign from the post Friday.

South Bay Portrait Photographer Captures Milestones Among Society’s Most Vulnerable

Virginia Becker’s Family Album Project to offer free portraits to people who might otherwise lack access to studio-quality photography.

Op-Ed: Vote ‘Yes’ on A for Affordable Housing

Measure A is a monumental opportunity for our community to rise to the challenge and provide support to our community members who need our help.

San Jose’s New Budget Proposal Accounts for Sales Tax Bump

A voter-approved tax hike will help San Jose hire more police officers, repair potholed streets and stopgap projected budget deficits.

Homeless Techie Launches Squiffy, a Janitorial Startup

British ex-pat Simon Brooks stumbled into the cleaning business after a failed tech venture left him broke and homeless in Silicon Valley.

Sunnyvale Welcomes Mobile Showers for the Homeless

Local nonprofit Dignity on Wheels will launch Santa Clara County’s first mobile shower and laundry service for the homeless next week.

Regional Minimum Wage Plan Gains Support, Could Include Controversial Exemptions

A regional minimum wage plan has generated broad support, but also anxiety that a segment of low-income workers will be left behind.

Housing Crisis Leaves Section 8 Renters on Outside Looking In

In Santa Clara County, 1,028 people have a rental subsidy in hand but no place to use it, leaving them in shelters or on the streets.

Downtown Streets Team Helps Formerly Homeless Jumpstart Careers with Kartma Coffee Biz

Kartma will employ formerly homeless people and equip them with not only the skills to brew gourmet coffee but to staff, stock, market and otherwise run a small business.