The bulk of the housing built in Berkeley from 2014-2017 has been for the well-to-do. Berkeley must reverse course and build for those who need help the most.
A new "pipeline report" by city planning staff offers a broad look at dozens of housing projects in the works in Berkeley. About 1,400 units, in 20 projects, are pending review.
Accessory Dwelling Units are a grassroots solution to our housing affordability crisis. Berkeley now needs to create new models of housing policy to accommodate them.
The Planning Commission is considering zoning changes for the area around Gilman and Westbrae, but if they listen to a minority of neighbors, the changes will hurt families.
Another player has entered the burgeoning accessory dwelling unit market. Berkeley-based Avava makes prefab backyard homes that range in size from just 270 to 750 square feet.
[Sponsored] There are many factors contributing to the housing crisis, including a severe shortage of new houses, but one often-overlooked reason is state and federal taxes.
Faced with a student housing crisis in the middle of a general housing crisis, Cal is jumping on public-private partnerships with local developers.
With housing prices so high, many Cal students have to compromise on where they live. Some are sleeping in unsavory conditions.
Why ask, as some longer term Berkeley residents and elected officials do, “housing for whom?” if the answer isn’t obviously “everyone!” as it should be?
The Berkeley zoning board is set to vote Thursday on whether to approve use permits for two new housing projects featuring more than 100 units between them.
Council voted Tuesday to embark on an intensive project to develop extensive new development standards to preserve the city's discretion over land use decisions.
The Council is reneging on its 2006 pledge to divert all excess property taxes into an affordable housing fund. In 2017, $7M went into the Capital Improvement budget instead.
Experts are concerned that housing prices are getting so high that people and companies may leave the Bay Area, undermining the local economy.