A controversy is brewing over Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to do away with local Redevelopment Agencies and return their functions to local governments.
More than 75,000 veterans were homeless on a single night in January 2009, and more than 130,000 veterans spent at least one night in a homeless shelter that year, a new government report says.
The gathering was the latest in a series of actions Quan has initiated as part of her goal to be a "people's mayor."
The Great Recession resulted in a significant increase in homelessness according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.
As the nation's poverty rate rises to 15 percent, the highest level since the 1960s, the Obama administration announced this week new measures to help struggling homeowners prevent foreclosure.
California's Latino and African American homeowners experience twice the rate of foreclosures than that of non-Hispanic whites, a recent report found.
A dramatic new plan to end homelessness within a decade was announced by the Obama administration this week.
With over 12 percent of current mortgages in danger of default - close to 7 million homes - foreclosure notices made a slight drop in April signaling a potential bottoming out of the housing crisis.
The nation's subprime crisis will be in the news from Wednesday to Friday this week as the federal government's Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission begins a new round of hearings.