[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.
Berkeley, already among the most expensive places to build in the East Bay, just raised the price tag for developers who do not include affordable units on site.
Berkeley officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to prioritize a plan to build what was described as the city's largest ever supportive housing development for the homeless.
City staff say there are too many referred projects designed to ease Berkeley's housing affordability crisis, and priorities need to be set.
Increasing fees on market-rate housing makes won't produce more affordable housing; it will only make housing more expensive for everyone.
Zoning laws in Berkeley have been used historically to exclude African Americans and other populations from certain parts of the city. For equity's sake, they must be changed.