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Mayor's Office
Mayor's Office


According to a homeless count done in January 2017, an estimated 1,000 people, or 1 percent of the city’s entire population, are homeless. Since Mayor Arreguin's election in November, the city has taken bold steps to address this crisis. 

Within weeks of taking office, the Mayor worked with several other councilmembers to activate the regional Emergency Operations Center to address the winter shelter crisis.

The city was able to immediately double the number of shelter beds and warming centers available, providing life-saving shelter to hundreds of homeless individuals. The Mayor's office is now working to create a year-round short-term shelter, while developing measures to help people successfully transition to living on their own.

BHS Holiday Meal

Berkeley High School students prepare to serve homeless residents at the 2016 Berkeley High Holiday Meal.

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